James Ranka

James Ranka studied photography at Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA. He provided corporate imagery for The E.I. DuPont company for over 14 years. Following retirement form DuPont, he started his education of photo art with famed teacher, and artist, Sebastian Michaels. His study progression, steadily improving, James was named Featured Artist in the September, 2020 edition of the internationally-published book, Living The Photo Artistic Life. Early in 2021, James began His studies with Karen Bonaker, Corel Painter Master. He rapidly progressed to earn an intimate relationship with Corel Painter. He now produces paintings from sketches that he creates. James earned degrees in Mass Communications from Lamar University and in Music Performance from Concordia University, Austin, TX. In addition to his artistic skills, James is an accomplished music composer with three CDs to his credit.