A former electronics engineer in the communications Industry, James now make work as an artist whose practice is based in drawing, painting and construction. From communication to the creative industries via a BA with distinction in Site Specific Design and a Master of Arts in Contemporary Fine Arts from the University of Cumbria.
Much of the work is informed by the personal response that is invoked by a place or space.
The abstract work is concerned with the investigation and articulation of the notion of space, architectural systems and structures, but also to engage with the contemporary, social and historical layering of association, memory and emotion.
The subject matter may be derived from figurative, domestic, social, urban, rural, topography and time, responding to the experience of place or space.
Within his practise James also makes more representational work, this in some cases can act as as aide-memoire for further abstract interpretation.