His childhood was largely spent around the areas of the Docklands of Melbourne and these images are reflected within his work. Over the years James has had numerous solo and group exhibitions and has works in various collections throughout Australia. James’ methods at University were in Printmaking. Since then he has explored mixed media, new techniques and is continuing to develop new concepts to this day.
His works can be seen as surreal and atmospheric. They are often rich in colour and evoke a sense of mystery. They can be quite dark and with this brings a personal insight of the artist.
James has a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Printmaking from 1986-88 at Caulfield Institute of Technology, completed Postgraduate studies majoring in Printmaking at (CIT became Monash University) in 1989 and 1991-93 pursued a Masters of Fine Arts at Monash University majoring in Printmaking and Drawing.
James is currently a Fine Arts Lecturer at the Arts Academy, Federation University Australia, Ballarat.