After completing a degree in Fine Art (Sculpture), James started up his
own business in London designing and making metal furniture and
products for the retail market as well as undertaking various private
commissions from architectural iron work through to product design and
sculpture, teaching himself the rudiments of Blacksmithing along the
By 2004 James decided to return to his roots in sculpture and painting
and set up a workshop based in Highland Perthshire and a painting
studio on the Isle of Skye.
Working in a naive style, James hopes to break down the relationship
between subject and viewer by expressing the feeling of childhood
joy and abandonment, often through lofty or unusual perspectives. His
subject matter often highlights a tension within the landscape, offering
a haunting glimpse of a moment in time.