"Creativity became a way of life for me.” - James Bywood
James Bywood creates stunning graphical interpretations of landscape. “My work is inescapably connected to the landscape I grew up in. I was born on the edge of the Peak District in Sheffield and spent many a childhood holiday in the Lake District and Scotland. Now live within 30 minutes of the Yorkshire Dales in Leeds. This attachment with the landscape informs everything I create.” James admits to "being a bit of a magpie”. He loves to read and research artists and their work and loves to immerse himself in the work of other artists in exhibitions. He does not see his style as static, but one that is continually evolving. James see’s his work as a never ending journey of discovery, his style likely to to continue to evolve. My work is continually changing. I’m not really a perfectionist, but every piece of work I produce is never complete, I always look to see how I can develop, taking my thoughts and ideas and let them help me produce further work.