Born and raised in British Columbia, James had an interest
in art from a very early age. His passion for art drove him
through school and inspired him to further develop his talent
by enrolling in Emily Carr College of Art & Design. Soon
after his graduation he was picked up by a local gallery in
Vancouver where he began his thirty-plus year art career
creating beautiful images.
Starting with landscapes, James moved on to different
subject matter as he evolved artistically. The many years of
painting and research also enabled him to spend hours of
reflection on beauty, art, and why we do it at all. In a world of
ever widening fissures between people and the way we view
the world, James has settled into the reality that painting for
the sake of beauty is justified and in fact, necessary. Beauty
in people, beauty in the objects that they create and beauty
in the natural world around us is enough to inspire many
lifetimes worth of artwork! It encourages us, it brings us
hope, it helps us to cherish the good in and around us and
leaves us with a smile on our faces.
James goal with his paintings is for you to see, enjoy and
indulge in them and after you’ve viewed them, to feel better
than when you began.