James grew up in Pennsylvania. He now lives contentedly in Montpelier, Vermont. James started painting on his own in the late 1990’s.“Painting is a way to express myself. I start a painting and the world disappears for a few days”. James also likes to make hooked rugs and recently has experimented with paper mache sculpture.
James manifests his unique personality with his fashion statements, his sarcastic sense of humor, his love of cooking and his passion for his cats. Besides pampering his own cats, his doorstep is second home and feeding station for all the neighborhood cats. He also has found homes for several homeless cats.