"Each painting for me is an emotional experience and I expend a great deal of energy and a fair amount of aggression with each piece. It is almost like a battle of wills as I try to impose myself upon the canvas."
Paul has perfected a wonderful intricate style of painting with fine detail, which means that his works take time. He paints in acrylics either on canvas or board and uses his own photographic reference material.
Paul James is also a musician and plays both the organ and piano. The haunting beauty of the nearby Charnwood Forest have influenced his early work of atmopheric landscapes and animal paintings.
Paul James prints now include more humour - although he still works on stunning landscape art, his 'urban' animal work has taken the world by storm. The work has a more contemporary edge, exploring perspectives and giving animals 'attitude'.