Lineillism painter James C. Hall (Photo provided by the Hall family)
JC Hall's son Mike shows Hall's 3D cityscape, with surprises in every window, and a hollow-core door.
A close-up of JC Hall's 3D cityscape.
JC Hall often added personal details, like this Calvin & Hobbes scene from his daughter's favorite comic strip, in his artwork.
JC Hall's son Mike says he has noticed angels in his father's paintings since JC Hall died last summer.
A close-up of an angel shape in a fish painting.
Lineillism is a new form of Impressionism created by Sharonville painter JC Hall after an illness left him seeing the world in vertical lines.
Up close, you can see how JC Hall painted the world in tiny vertical slashes.
JC Hall's son Mike shows an oil painting of Boston Harbor. This is the only oil painting in the JC Hall collection.
Mike Hall and art appraiser Mary Ran consider paintings by Mike's father, JC Hall. Ran notes that though Hall's paintings from different years are very different in content, you can see similarities in his style -- always painting right to the edge of the canvas and using strong lines and shapes.
James C. Hall and his wife, Joan, at daughter Lana's wedding. (Photo provided by the Hall family)
JC Hall's son Mike looks at a painting done by his dad after his mother, Joan, died. Since JC Hall died last summer, Mike is the one trying to make new memories.
JC Hall, known as the inventor of "linellism," demonstrates his techniques. (Photo provided by the Hall family)