Jim is a self taught artist who has created his own personal methods and style. Although he is self taught, he is trained in both Typographic and Graphic Design in which he successfully ran his own design business for several years and worked on his art alongside this. Currently, he works from his studio in a picturesque hamlet in Staffordshire.
Using acrylics he began to experiment with linear abstract patterns. Using his time as an expert in forensics, dealing with fingerprint analysis, he was inspired and started manipulating and working with the concept of ridges and shadows. Through this he found the perfect basis for expressive portraiture.