James Chronister in Rooted: Trees in Cotemporary Art

Karla Kane, Palo Alto Online, February 19, 2020

James Chronister's oil-on-canvas paintings of thick woodlands, "Summer 8" and "Deinze," are difficult to distinguish from photographs at first glance, so meticulous is the detail in the black paint/white background landscapes based on photos taken while hiking with family in his native Montana.

"It's kind of like California is the place I came to remember what Montana was like," Chronister, who's now based in San Francisco, mused.