James McConnell, or “Mac” as his family called him, is the least known of the three Anderson brothers. Unlike Peter and Walter, Mac held jobs outside the family complex of Shearwater. However, throughout his life he created a prolific body of work that included decorated pottery, figurines, paintings, murals, block prints, furniture, and woodcarvings. Mac developed a unique style of painting and design over a period of seven decades. His highly calculated and precise artwork is largely attributed to his two years of architectural training at Tulane University. His paintings and pottery designs are distinguished by structured, flat spaces that reflect the peaceful lifestyle of one living closely with nature.