James Winn’s intricately detailed panoramic paintings, done in acrylic on canvas, convey the artist’s wonder toward the natural world. His oeuvre is characterized by two themes: expansive natural landscapes, especially of the flat American Midwest, and idyllic towns. In his scenes of the outdoors, Winn captures particular lighting conditions that lend a sense of drama and the sublime to the Arcadian landscape. His paintings of urban scenes retain the expansive quality and detailed sky of his natural landscapes, though they favor man-made over natural features. Rather than grimy, bustling metropolises, his urban landscapes feature lively towns whose calm energy and distinctly American architecture echo the idyllic qualities of his other works.