James Wright is regarded as one of the finest landscape artists of his generation. He began his working life as a policeman and then a teacher before finally achieving his dream to become a professional artist in 1979.
This book chronicles the tenacity and determination shown in his struggle to change his life and to finally realise his true potential as an acclaimed artist. It contains over 120 reproductions of his latest work and is a tribute to his remarkable journey – truly a life spent in landscape.
His early years as an artist were spent capturing the haunting scenes of the once busy fishing villages in Norfolk, Cornwall and Sussex. Many of these sensitive images showing his appreciation of the form and structure of boats and his portrayal of the ever-changing sky have been reproduced in print.
This refreshingly honest book relates the circumstances that propelled James along his journey to become a renowned landscape artist. It gives fascinating glimpses into his character and shows his determination to succeed against all odds.
Known for his sensitive portrayal of the nostalgic East Anglian countryside, this celebration of his latest work reflects his mastery of light and vision.
ISBN 9781841145228, hardback, 258x238mm, 144 pages. Published October 2006.