James Steen’s childhood passion for art and photography led him to the profession of design, which he practiced for over 30 years. Throughout this career, painting and photography continued to be integral to his exploration of form, light and composition. His aesthetic direction in both of these pursuits has ranged from representational to purely abstract, responding to the light and character of growing up on the Jersey shore and later in Bucks County Pennsylvania. His work is represented by The Bridge Street Gallery in Lambertville NJ, the M.T. Burton Gallery on Long Beach Island NJ, and the Selin & Selin Gallery in Burlington Vermont.
I’ve used my background as a designer to combine art, architecture and interior design. I’m interested in how spaces make you feel and how a well placed piece of art can transform a room. Recent projects include The Bond Building / Newtown, The Bridge Street House / Lambertville and Watermeade / New Hope.