James Trigg was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1951, and has lived in or near theState of New Mexico all of his life. James started private art lessons with Farmington artist Pearl Scott while he was still in middle school. Paintingprofessionally since graduating from college, James has come to concentrateprimarily on southwestern themes in oils. He has taught art at the New Mexico State University, San Juan Branch, Community Service Program; and for a private art school in Farmington, New Mexico.
James has had several one-man andtwo-man shows, the most recent being a one man show entitled "Light and Shadow" at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas in November and December of 2005. A notable two man show was with Santa Fe artist Rod Hubble inOctober 1990, at the Fine Arts Gallery at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico.One of James' paintings is included in the collection of the George Phippen museum in Prescott, Arizona.
James' work was included in the National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painter's "Nature Observed" national show at The National Arts Club in New York City in September 2005, He has been a signature member of the National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters since 1998. One of his paintings "Still Waters" has also been included in thebook "Plein Air New Mexico, Volume One of the Jack Richeson Fine Art Series".