James is a native of New Britain, CT. He received his bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University in 1966, and also earned his MFA there in 1968. After leaving Central, he taught art for several years but soon found himself being commissioned for his painting and collages. For the last 20 years, he has devoted himself to his art, which he creates in his studio in Marlborough, CT, where he lives with his wife and daughter. James has received commissions for his paintings from more than 100 national and international corporations. His work has also been sought by non-profit organizations such as Connecticut Public Television, the New Haven Symphony and the Hartford Graduate Center. In each of his paintings, James seeks to reflect the values of his clients, to interpret their aspirations. Right now, James is a painter of expansive abstract canvas, filled with bold color and motion.