James Trevelyan was born in Calgary and resides in Edmonton. He completed his MFA specializing in painting and drawing at the University of Calgary. He has taught art history, drawing, design and painting, and served as Chair of the Visual Art Department from 2013-2015 in the School of Creative Arts at Red Deer College. His painting career has taken him to Japan, Great Britain and the US. His work is represented in collections in these countries as well as across Canada in major public, corporate and private collections. He explores geography, weather, flora, and fauna in an expressive semi-abstract style.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.