David James

"Newnham Crossing"

"Venice - The Quay"

"Kings Parade Cambridge"
Landscapes, Townscapes, Line & Wash

David started painting in 1982 when he was still working as an engineer. After a few years he was made redundant, which led to two years out of work.

He then applied for what was called "The new enterprise allowance scheme " which enabled him to turn his hobby into his profession in 1988. After some years of selling at Craft Fairs and at local exhibitions, he started teaching at night classes, managing on average 6 per week.

Subjects vary, mainly landscapes, townscapes, also many architectural subjects, he also enjoys capturing nostalgic subjects including Steam Trains.

Working in Watercolour he also enjoys Pencil drawing, Pencil and Wash and Pen and Wash as an alternative. He has given many demonstrations around the country and enjoys this aspect of his work very much. He produces his own range of cards and prints, which sell through various outlets.