James G. Ferrara is both a traditionally and digitally trained illustrator specializing in sports illustration. Memorializing both great figures and unforgettable moments in history, James has a unique talent for capturing the heart of the game.
James started his career as a digital art instructor at the Bergen County Academies, Academies@Englewood, and Dwight Morrow High School. He also founded ChampionshipArt.com, and held a license with NFL Properties, Inc. His work has been featured in The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, Beckett Football Magazine (September 2019 - Cover Art) , and the Private Collection of Bart Starr, legendary quarterback and Super Bowl I & II MVP for the Green Bay Packers. His portfolio also includes officially licensed artwork for The Super Bowl, NFC/AFC Championship Games, University of Notre Dame, NCAA Division I College Baseball World Series, Men's & Women’s Final Four Basketball Tournament, and the NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championship.
James has expanded his portfolio to include other historical figures and moments in entertainment, politics and history including Jimi Hendrix at the Royal Albert Hall, Civil Rights Leader and US Representative John Lewis, and President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK).
He lives and creates his work in the Greater New York area and is available for commission.