“I am fascinated by the interplay between a subject and light and how changing weather can alter the essence of something so completely.”


Since 1992, James has worked as a contemporary landscape and seascape painter. He has a strong reputation within the British contemporary art market and his recognisable, ‘loose and energetic’ style has gained widespread acclaim. Strong light and colour are often central to James’ paintings and dynamic viewpoints are a feature in many.

He has been a full member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) since 2002 and his work has also received several notable awards including the Charles Pears Award and the Kenneth Denton Award (twice). Commissioning clients include Waitrose, Winalot, the BBC and the Sunday Times.