Landscapes"Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth" Diane Ackerman
In his Landscape painting’s James finds a constantly engaging conversation, a dialogue between light, air, and the earth. The subject has been a fascination which has established his reputation and crucial in developing his painting philosophy. These works are not of specific topography or familiar sites, it is James’ intention that they are a culmination of his experiences, memories and imagination.
“I think it’s the role of an artist to make something which goes beyond a technical representation of what they see. In the same way that fiction can brings the writer and subject together, I trust the physical process of painting to reveal something which is both unique to me and communicates something others can feel is true” James Naughton 2016