Born 1946 in Dublin, James studied in the National College of Art and Design under David Hone and Charles Cullen. Following a period in the horse-racing industry, James took a decision to follow his true passion – painting, and following immediate success and several exhibitions, was elected a full time member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 2005.
His work reflects his intense connection with nature and an obsession with capturing changing light. His work is held in many private and public collections worldwide. He is one of the country’s most respected and popular artists.