James has been painting in watercolour for over 25 years and has exhibited his work in galleries throughout Australia and Southern Africa for the last 10 years.
James was born and spent most of his life on a farm in Africa where he started to paint scenes from the farm and African life. After moving to Australia some 14 years ago he fell in love with the Australian landscape particularly the old farms, the warm soft colours and the light. This inspired him to paint more seriously.
He paints loosely in watercolour using wet into wet techniques “the faster I work the more feeling the painting has”. He doesn’t paint to sell but more what catches his eye or portrays the feeling of a scene. He feels a deep connection with the land and nature.