James paints large scale portraits with acrylic and spray paint, using a range of instruments to create lively markings. He paints actively, moving the board around to watch the paint behave in a variety of different ways. Layers are added and scraped away to create textures which convey the mood of the subject.
There is no specific process to the way he paints; instead he uses the subject to decide how to apply the paint and what feeling to create. Although each painting starts from a particular image, they move beyond this to evolve in an individual way of their own.