About the Artist

James was born in 1974, today he works as a full time professional artist 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 railway paintings have earned him a place as a full member of The Guild of Railway Artists. His preferred medium is acrylic ink and watercolour 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.