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venue 15: Drink Zone Plus
venue 19: spring bank arts


James’ art is a constant journey into new techniques and contrasting ideas. He explores landscapes where the rural is industrialised and the urban is viewed as beautiful. His work strives to ask questions and often includes elements of humour. Drawings include a mixture of both the real and the imagined. Focusing on achieving the perfect composition and capturing a specific atmosphere is key with a contrast between intricate attention to detail and a loose sense of freedom. James enjoys experimenting with colour but also produces monochrome images in ink - creating a sense and depth with a limited palate. James uses ink, oil, charcoal and occasionally water colour to create his work. He challenges himself to try new styles and to use the work to communicate his thoughts and feelings. Sometimes deliberately funny; sometimes filled with depth and reflection. Always a depiction of his personal journey