James Adams was born in 1971. After completing a degree in Fine Art (Sculpture), James started up his own business in London designing and making metal furniture and products for the retail market as well as undertaking various private commissions from architectural ironwork through to product design and sculpture, teaching himself the rudiments of Blacksmithing along the way.
By late 2004 James decided to return to his roots in sculpture and painting and set up a workshop based in Highland Perthshire and a painting studio on the Isle of Skye.
James' work can bee seen in many commercial galleries throughout the UK and is held in various private collections in the UK and abroad.
The influences within his work draw mostly upon Expressionism, Folk and British Naïve Art from the early and mid-20th century. As a trained artist the challenge he faces is to ‘unlearn’ and let go of the constraints while benefiting from the technical control that a formal training brings.