James Eddy


James Eddy  “San Pasqual,”acrylic, ink, and pastel on industrial grade sand paper, 29 x 30 inches (unframed), 2019. The painting is signed in the lower right.

James Henry Eddy III was born in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1971. He earned a BA from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA. In addition to living in San Francisco and Sausalito, CA, Eddy has lived in Simsbury and Old Lime, CT; Fort Worth and San Antonio, TX; Santa Fe and Cimarron, NM; Ashburnham, MA; Alonissos, Greece; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Barcelona and Puerto Banus, Spain (southwest of Marbella in the Costa del Sol); and New York City.

Eddy is a self-taught artist who draws upon his 23 years of knowledge and experience as a Spanish colonial art dealer.  Retablos (small oil paintings on tin, often of saints) and ex votos (devotional paintings offering thanks to particular saints for miracles performed) are major influences; though Eddy typically renders dogs in the place of Catholic saints. Eddy’s artistic practice is meant to venerate the animals rather than disparage religion in any way.

San Pascual, the patron saint of chefs and kitchens, is a common image adorning the walls of Mexican kitchens. In traditional retablos, San Pascual is usually shown in a kitchen setting surrounded by cookware, in the midst of preparing a meal, as Eddy has painted here.

Eddy has donated art works to various fundraising auctions in San Francisco, to benefit the Coalition on Homelessness, for instance, but his work is otherwise rarely offered for sale.  He has declined opportunities to exhibit his work on several occasions.

PRICE: $800

Send inquiries to Matt Gonzalez at mtt.gonzalez33@gmail.com. Payment will be direct to the artist. Buyer pays shipping from San Francisco, if necessary.

Detail photos of the signature and of the reverse:


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