Synthia SAINT JAMES’ art and celebrity has been utilized in numerous promotional campaigns for such companies as Royal Caribbean International, Johnson & Johnson’s Ambi, Liberty Mutual, Seagram’s, the Mark Taper Forum Theater, Union Bank of California, Washington Mutual Bank, Maybelline, Kayser-Roth, Coca Cola USA, Essence Communications, Barnes and Noble, and AARP (a painting design for Los Angeles’ Metro Rail Trains).
Her artwork in hospitals include commissioned originals for Glendale Memorial Hospital, Glendale, CA and Sisters of Providence, Seattle, WA, and fine art reproductions that grace the walls of such hospitals as Kaiser Permanente (several locations), Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, City of Hope Medical Center and Bridgeport Hospital.
SAINT JAMES’ public art designs include a 2’8”x150 foot ceramic tile mural for Ontario International Airport International Baggage Claim, Ontario, CA, six 6x9 foot elevator lobby door designs for California’s East End Complex, Sacramento, CA, three 45x22” stained glass windows for the West Tampa Library, Tampa, FL, a 4x7 foot ceramic tile mural for Cowan Elementary School, Westchester, CA, and a 4 story mural design for an affordable living complex in Los Angeles, CA.
United States Ambassadors have requested that the art of Synthia SAINT JAMES be included in the interior design of their embassies and residences - through the Art in Embassies Program - since the 1990s. A partial listing of the embassies include Caracas, Venezuela; Gagnoa, Ghana; Accra, Ghana; Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; Abuja, Nigeria; Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa; Asmara, Eritrea; Singapore; Lome, Togo; Valleta, Malta; and Juba, South Sudan.
SAINT JAMES’ licensees include Marriott Hotels and Resorts, who purchased the license to include fine art reproductions of her painting “Aruba Fantasy” in the 223 guestrooms of their Marriott Aruba Ocean Club in the Dutch West Indies. East Coast Graphics, her most recent licensee, acquired the rights to reproduce and sell fine art open end reproductions of her paintings to major retail outlets which now include Target, World Market, JC Penney, TJ Maxx and Homesense.
With a focus on multicultural figurative paintings, she also creates vibrant seascapes and landscapes - oftentimes combining both styles in one painting. She uniquely captures the cultural essence and beauty of the world.
SAINT JAMES’ artwork has been described as “ebullient”, “bold”, “she creates paintings that remind one of Matisse cutouts in their clear line and intense color” and “joyful”. “SAINT JAMES’ paintings have a healing power that soothes and comforts our souls.”