James paints in oils. His abstracted landscapes are large and dramatic. Each painting features a strong sense of value supported by color.
He has studied under international master painters. James’ paintings allow the viewer to see the essence of the subject while providing imaginative interpretation. James has been honored by many awards, exhibited widely and is collected by private and corporate collectors:
Colonial Life Insurance Company
First Citizens Bank Permanent Collection
And many others
South Carolina Watercolor Society Traveling Show (top 30 paintings)
Anderson Art Council Show (juried)
South Carolina State Fair many times
Received First Place and Best in Show in the Winyah Art Association Show
Two man show Rice Museum
Georgetown, SC and National Steeplechase Museum Show
Camden, SC Calk received his formal education at Newberry College where he had his first one-man art show in 1963
Columbia College, Columbia, SC Georgia O'Keeffe Centennial show: "CREATIVE COUPLES"
A classically trained pianist, Calk has performed in many states, is married to artist Betsy Havens and lives in Georgetown, South Carolina.