Born and brought up amid the more muted tones of London, I now live in Vence in the south of France, enjoying its famously vivid light. As a watercolourist I am mostly self-taught, while my drawing technique is grounded in the brilliant tuition I received at school over seven years. I won a scholarship to study art at Charterhouse school where I learnt to draw architecture and the human figure, both of which feature in my work today. I strive to use watercolour paint, and different papers and brushes, to their fullest extent to capture effects of light, tone and colour.
James Shand joined Pixels.com Licensing on December 20th, 2019.