Born in Waverton, Chester, James started to paint professionally in 1972 after following a career in journalism. Using the landscape around his South Cheshire studio and also spending time travelling and painting in Europe.
James has painted extensively in Ireland over the past decade and enjoys solo exhibitions in Dublin every other year. He regularly paints in France and has exhibited in many European countries. James paints in a traditional style and from the watery mists of a Norfolk landscape to the afternoon sun bouncing off Venetian architecture, his work captures the scenes with sensitivity to light and mood.
Elected a member of the Pastel Society in 1983 and the Royal Society of British Artists in 1989, James has ex... read more