James works in oil on small canvas boards. He enjoys capturing East Anglian landscapes & seascapes the view that he has spent his life enjoying.
James was born in Framlingham, Suffolk and is the youngest son of one of the town's butchers. He has, from an early age, had a keen interest in sketching both landscape and wild life.
He joined the Army and served with the East Anglian Regimental Band and it was during this time that he started to study oil painting. On leaving the Army he settled in Norwich and worked for Laurence and Scott's Electro Motors as an industrial artist. In 1977 he decided to go it alone as a professional artist concentrating on local landscapes, wild life and more recently still life.
His work has been exhibited throughout East Anglia and also in London and has been chosen for display by the Royal Academy and the Royal Miniature Society. Many of his pictures are in collections in the UK and abroad.