Born in Manchester in 1966 the second son to working class parents, James had a humble start in life. A happy child who loved school and had a rare artistic talent which was recognized from an early age. He painted his first commission whilst still at school and grew up knowing that a career in art was to be his path in life. He painted under the guidance of RA lecturer William Clark before starting an Illustration Agency with two artist friends. They soon became leaders in their field with leading brands such as Coca Cola, Disney and Siemens being part of their client base.
James quickly established a formidable reputation in the artistic community as a creative and versatile young talent. It was no surprise that he was spotted by one of the worlds leading publishing companies who signed him up and although a fabulous opportunity to build the ‘Blinkhorn’ Brand, he was never completely happy being pigeon-holed as the ‘New York Artist.’ James’ diverse abilities enable him to use any medium and paint any genre. He loves the freedom this allows and has enjoyed creating fabulous private commissions, designing furniture, fabrics and design led floorings for award winning restaurants, sculpting, and when time allows, designing and building his own racing car.
Artist, designer, and owner of one of Britain’s largest art galleries and artists studios. It is rare to meet a more diversely creative individual.
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