James born in 1946 in the then small town of Irvine in north Ayrshire Scotland. learned the basics of how to paint from my father using oils.
Did not paint for many years until found a method of hand painting using an oil painting medium combined with a tablet.
It has taken me some time to reach where I am today painting without limitations as to my choice of subjects from still life and landscapes to portraits, figurative and horse and dance movement.
The style of my artwork is modern yet very traditional inspired by impressionist paintings and influenced by realistic styling to convey character and / or movement of my subjects hopefully allowing the viewer to enjoy a glimpse of the mood.
My intention is to give a fresh perspective emphasizing where possible in a natural vibrancy and rich colours but keeping my pallet fairly restricted.
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