Born in Darlington in 1977, James studied fine art at Nottingham trent University before returning to his home town. He began exhibiting work at Gallerina in 2006 and has displayed work with us on a permanent basis ever since
His diverse but instantly recognizable style can be found in collections internationally.
James’ work often draws on his love of early Pop Art but can effortlessly move into portraiture retaining his emphasis on fluid marks.
In 2009 he was featured alongside Gallerina in the BBC 1 flagship Arts programme ‘Imagine’, which followed him trough his processes when commissioned to produce portrait work. Today a large and successful part of what he enjoys are these private commissioned portraits.
While other areas of his career enjoy a loyal collector base for images of his own making and a strong following with collectors working with James in various collaborative efforts.
Due to his style James’ work is a perfect fit for editorials and magazine covers. He has often been featured in the Sunday Express magazine, created covers for Hawker Beechcrafts ‘Journey’ magazine and more recently created a ‘Never Hide’ ad campaign for Ray Ban.