About James

I’m an artist and lover of wild things. I’ve been an editor, art director, designer, animator, dramatist and all-round creative. I went to art school years ago and have a degree in 3-Dimensional Design. I’m a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts. 

My art has featured in galleries, on book and magazine covers, and on stage sets. My art is part of a process which also includes writing and photography. My writing has been published in many literary journals and magazines as well as publications like National Geographic and The Scotsman. I’ve been interviewed about my work several times on BBC radio as well as by academic institutions. I’ve done many talks and readings at universities and galleries.

Little of the above tells you who I am. I’m a father, a son, a husband, a brother and a friend. I love dogs, horses, slow boats, blueberries, clotted cream, Staffordshire oat cakes, hibiscus flowers, the colour teal, crackle glazes and Indian ink. I walk in the hills almost every day and spend as much time as I can staring at stars, rivers, seas and trees. I can’t imagine living in a world without kingfishers and robins, salmon and lionfish, red admiral butterflies and luna moths. That’s who I am.

Good to meet you!