Combat Gallery Sunday: The Martial Art of James Consor

Much as once a week I like to take time off to cover warships (Wednesdays), on Sundays (when I feel like working), I like to cover military art and the painters, illustrators, sculptors, photographers and the like that produced them.

Combat Gallery Sunday: The Martial Art of James Consor

James Consor graduated with a bachelor’s of fine arts in illustration from Syracuse University. Upon graduation, he moved to New York City and entered the advertising business. His spare time was spent drawing and painting with an eventual emphasis on maritime subjects. Since 1998, he has had many one-man shows of marine art and exhibited in several galleries including Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut.

The artist has been sent on two artist deployments by the Coast Guard.

In 2008, he was deployed aboard the Cutter Diligence from which he observed migrant and illegal drug interdictions off Florida’s West Coast.

In 2011, he was once again sent to Florida, this time to Jacksonville to observe Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron training exercises.

Ready, Aim, Fire by James Consor During training exercises, the gunner's mate aboard a helicopter sights his rifle on a boat suspected of carrying illegal drugs. He is a member of the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) from Jacksonville, Fla. HITRON members undergo rigorous training to support counter-narcotics and homeland security missions. HITRON crews are often embarked on cutters patrolling the Drug Transit Zone, a six million square mile area, including the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific.

Ready, Aim, Fire by James Consor
During training exercises, the gunner’s mate aboard a helicopter sights his rifle on a boat suspected of carrying illegal drugs. He is a member of the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) from Jacksonville, Fla. HITRON members undergo rigorous training to support counter-narcotics and homeland security missions. HITRON crews are often embarked on cutters patrolling the Drug Transit Zone, a six million square mile area, including the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific.

The Chase, by James Consor Members of the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) from Jacksonville, Fla., conduct training exercises aboard an HH-65 helicopter. Here, crew members simulate an interdiction of a motor boat suspected of carrying illegal drugs. HITRON forward deploys armed helicopters to high threat drug trafficking and high risk security areas. HITRON crews are often embarked on cutters patrolling the Drug Transit Zone, a six million square mile area, including the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific

The Chase, by James Consor
Members of the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) from Jacksonville, Fla., conduct training exercises aboard an HH-65 helicopter. Here, crew members simulate an interdiction of a motor boat suspected of carrying illegal drugs. HITRON forward deploys armed helicopters to high threat drug trafficking and high-risk security areas. HITRON crews are often embarked on cutters patrolling the Drug Transit Zone, a six million square mile area, including the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific

In this work from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program 2014 Collection, "Above the Seneca," ID# 201404, the USCGC Seneca (WMEC 906) patrols in the Straits of Florida. Homeported in Boston, the Seneca's missions range from protecting and enforcing laws for living marine resources to deploying in support of joint agency intercepts of drug smugglers in the Caribbean Sea. U.S. Coast Guard Art Program work by James Consor.

In this work from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program 2014 Collection, “Above the Seneca,” ID# 201404, the USCGC Seneca (WMEC 906) patrols in the Straits of Florida. Homeported in Boston, the Seneca’s missions range from protecting and enforcing laws for living marine resources to deploying in support of joint agency intercepts of drug smugglers in the Caribbean Sea. U.S. Coast Guard Art Program work by James Consor.

A member of the Society of Illustrators for over 40 years, he has also been active in the Air Force Art Program at the Society of Illustrators since the 1980’s and the US Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) for about 10 years. The rest of his painting is devoted to the sailboats.

Weathermark by James Consor, via Mystic Seaport.org

Weathermark by James Consor, via Mystic Seaport.org

You can see more of his work here.

Thank you for your work, sir.

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