James Bason paints what he grew up with - not the majestic mountain peaks so common and popular in western art but more often than not the vast open prairie, the windy vista or simply the space in between things - a clump of grass, some willows, the clouds of Montana’s big sky.

He is a native Montanan best known for his serene and soft edged landscape paintings of central Montana. He received a Bachelors in Art Degree with Honors from Montana State University at Bozeman in 1996 with concentrations in both graphic design and painting.

He has exhibited for numerous years at the annual C. M. Russell Art Auction, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art Auction, Western Masters Art Show, The Jay Contway and Friends Art Show and the Yellowstone Art Museum Auction as well as various art shows and auctions throughout the state.


Altamira Fine Art

Jackson Hole, WY

The Art Spirit Gallery

Coeur d’Alene, ID


Lewistown, MT

Choteau Arts Studio • Gallery

Choteau, MT