About the Artist

 

James was born in 1974, today he works from his studio which is  based in the market town of Whittlesey near Peterborough. 

He was initially trained as a technical illustrator but by the time he left college in 1996 the industry had moved away from traditional drawing and on to computers. Not wishing to embrace this new medium James decided to turn to fine art and quickly established himself a high reputation as a realist artist.

As well as his outstanding landscapes his recent railway paintings have won him critical acclaim, a more challenging subject but something which his technical background certainly helps with. His preferred medium is acrylic ink and gouache applied mainly with a small paint brush but he also actively uses an airbrush in his paintings, this unique mix of paint application gives his artwork a hyperrealism feel. 

Being a self representing artist James displays his work at many different events Click here to see up and coming display dates. James is often invited to demonstrate his unique painting technique to art groups across the country Click here for more information on demonstrations.