James started printmaking because of his cat, Otto. Never having done any printmaking before, he felt compelled one day to create a print of him. After this he was hooked, and has been printmaking ever since. James loves the limitations of the mediums, and the way they make him think creatively to produce an image.
His work falls into three camps, 'landscapes', 'wildlife' and 'donkeys'. Now you might wonder why donkeys have their own category, being wildlife however the donkeys exist in a different (and somewhat abstract) place, where they are free to have adventures, and get up to no good, without us pesky humans getting in the way.
James competed in Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year in 2013, and reached to the semi-final of the Landscape show in 2015.