James Weaver - painting - drawing
James Weaver was born on Mersea Island in 1962 and can trace at least 200 years of his ancestors there. He studied at Colchester School of Art from 1979-83. Originally he trained as a graphic designer and went on to work for print houses and publishers before moving to Cornwall. His exploration of painting started in earnest when he moved back to Essex with his wife Maggie in 1991, and he can now be found working from a studio overlooking the harbour & marshes. James sketched and kept work books but had not really started to experiment with different paint media and techniques before then. In his painting James has mainly concentrated on watercolour and pastels whilst developing his work, with forays into printmaking.