James Galindo is an emerging young artist, he began drawing at a very young age and eventually decided to pursue a college degree in painting. During his senior year in high school, James enrolled in figure drawing classes at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California. It was then that he discovered his passion for figurative art, which encouraged him to pursue a higher education at Laguna College of Art & Design. After eight years of intense study, James graduated with a Master's Degree in Fine Art.
He has been the recipient of multiple scholarships and awards including the "La Quinta Arts Foundation Scholarship," the "Ryan Ramirez Memorial Scholarship," Best of Junior Fine Art at Laguna College of Art & Design, the "Passport to China" scholarship, "L. Ron Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future" award, Best of Show at the "Third Annual Fairhaven Juried Exhibition", the "Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Education Scholarship", and most recently, in 2009, the "John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship." James currently lives and works in Los Angeles, and teaches drawing and painting classes at Laguna College of Art & Design and Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art.