Like so many of us, James Sebor grew up with a third parent - television. Television is, by its very nature, a surreal world. And to the fertile mind of a naturally creative child, unfettered by adult perceptions, it's a world of limitless possibilities. Aside from early TV exposure to artists like Max Fletcher and Chuck Jones, James has been influenced by artists such as Hieronymus Bosch, Rene’ Magritte, Thomas Hart Benton and others. He studied at New York's School of Visual Arts and then on a full scholarship he obtained a BA from Southampton College. Early on he was a prize winner in an international art competition held at the Pyramid gallery in NYC. He was juried into the Parrish art Museum and he had a showing at the Peri Renneth gallery in Southampton. He then left Long Island for California. There, in Oceanside, he found the closest thing to an artist's "heaven on earth," a studio over a pizza parlor. He worked there for 3 years, appeared in two shows and further developed his vision as an artist. Today, he's living and working on Shelter Island NY, and married to a psychologist. His work has been published in books and magazines (Cover LI PULSE May 2008) and he has been invited to participate in two (2003 and 2006) international Surrealist Exhibitions.