"When the artist is 'there' the image s/he has discovered appears".

Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi (1996)

Woody's contemporary paintings function as organic memories in a garden of colorful human emotions; spontaneous reactions to color and movement with an array of passions reflecting our collective imagination.

Derivatives of the abstract expressionist action art movement, Woody paintings communicate a message to the viewer. They are not just pictures, they are expressive events with their power derived from creating paintings.

Woody paintings are sought after by informed, eclectic art champions because they are beautiful, functional and fundamentally positioned to grow in value over time. Paintings are only available through invitation.

'It is not what you see,

it's what you're looking for that matters most.'

Many of these paintings were created over three decades ago and had not previously been presented publically.

A Secret Is Revealed

James e. Woody, one of the world's first proclaimed and recognized African-American Transpersonal Abstract Expressionist Artist.

"Art is life and life is sacred. I only seek to exemplify the magic inside of each of us, where our memories meet our dreams."

James e. Woody 1988

Woody's began writing a manifesto on Transpersonal Art in 1988. Many of his concepts are derivatives of the Futurist, DaDa and Action Art Movements. His "new art" depicts new forms of cognition and depths of feeling; a catalyst for helping others discover their self empowered inner wisdom, the single most powerful and lasting seed of change!

Paintings are only available via this gifting invitation.

These videos, just like his paintings, remind us that redemption is possible and true artistic expressions are the fruits of much self-sacrifice.

"Through creative freedom we find comfort and on occasion even splendor."

James e. Woody 1999

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A Collector's Choice

Woody's paintings are owned by informed art collectors, luminaries, visionaries and eclectic champions of philanthropy.

Did you know that the Artnet Price Database is the art market research tool trusted by appraisers and aspiring collectors alike?

The New Mordernism & Transpersonal Art

A part of the design psychology mix, Woody paintings are "transpersonal", creations that help manifest a personal redeeming philosophy of meaning in preparation for regenerating your possibilities. Limited edition prints are now available at Saatchi Galleries .

Be Sensitive & Be Remarkable

Art collectors will be gifted select painting in appreciation of their financial support for Be Remarkable Projects.

"No part of life or art should be merely rushing without appreciating the journey in its fullness along the way."

James e. Woody 2011

Art is life and life is precious.

BeSensitive~Wearables are made available in partnership with VIDA, a new fashion ecommerce company, providing literacy programs that enable workers to build a better life now and for generations to come.

The Metamorphsis

Graham Wallas (1926) identified the creative process as occurring in four stages: preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification.

James e. Woody
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A Seeker
visual expressionist.

A seeker of answers to the mystery of the transformative process, his concept of transpersonal art as expression, employ the therapy principals of design psychology.

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A Believer

A learner of all things beautiful, he believes that there is a transpersonal richness in art that may in some way depict an approaching worldview, that art is life and life is sacred.

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An Intellectual

Founder of the Be Sensitive Foundation and the Be Remarkable Group, he campaigns for gifted and talented children and the value of social impact investments.

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A Visionary

Above all, Woody is a visionary painter, one of the world's first proclaimed and recognized African-American Transpersonal Abstract Expressionist.

With art and life

there is space and opportunity at every phase for reinvention.

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science."

Albert Einstein, Genius

"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun."

Pablo Picasso, Painter

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."

George Bernard Shaw, Playwright.

"A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light."

Leonardo da Vinci , Painter, Sculptor.

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The cognitive value of art is what it communicates to and with you.

Art is a communicative system able to relay ideas in ways not afforded in language alone. Masters of visual arts are able to create something new, something that did not exist previously and does not actually exist in reality, even when, at times, it closely resembles reality. "Woody Paintings" are abstract transpersonal expressions. (PDF)

In Honor of Jackson Pollack and Founders of Abstract Expressionism.

Be Sensitive-Be Remarkable

James e. Woody is also the founder of the below named organizations.

Be A Champion!

The Be Sensitive Foundation is a private philanthropic initiative raising public awareness of the issues faced by nonprofits that support under-served brilliant and exceptional children.

Be A Hero!

The Be Remarkable Community is a group of philanthropists, making contributions to the development of SeeMeFunded Projects.

Be Powerful!

The Be Remarkable Group is an advocate for social impact investments and seeks to encourage opportunities for young people engaged in socially beneficial innovations.


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