Art Brokerage: James Hoyle American Artist: At eighteen years of age, James Hoyle's formal art training began at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. There he learned the techniques of portraiture and sculpture. One of his instructors told Hoyle that his painting reminded him of Van Gogh, which led to a heightened interest for James in the works of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters. The actual painting to which his instructor referred was entered in the Annual Student Show at Ringling in 1969, and won Hoyle an award. Unfortunately, the painting was later stolen. After graduating from Ringling, Hoyle traveled first to New Orleans, and later to Santa Fe. He now attributes his penchant for painting landscapes to the love of the countryside that he developed while spending time painting in those areas. James Hoyle has followed this muse across half the earth, painting in the New Orleans French Quarter where Degas had a studio, in Arles, France in the footsteps of van Gogh, in Monet's Giverny, and in the Tahitian locales of Gauguin. He continues to study and evolve as an artist, ever the observer, historian, and keeper of the flame of the old Hawai'i. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.