David James (b.1969)


David James has been painting, stitching and drawing for many years, attending adult education classes and Venture Arts workshops to develop his artistic talent.

Artist Biography

David James is a prolific and ambitious artist who works with various techniques, particularly paint, collage and found objects. Recently through OutsiderXchanges he has experimented in film and green screen.


David once described one of his intricate and complex artworks as “a never-ending masterpiece”.


Inspired by a complex structures and textures, he seeks to capture the elusive and transcendent qualities in life and being. In a recent art work inspired by DNA, he sought to capture “iridescent eyes and idyllic skin” using film format techniques to capture shifting layers.




OutsiderXchanges, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead 2016


OutsiderXchanges, The Manchester Contemporary 2016


MADE, Venture Arts Studio Show, People’s History Museum, Manchester 2015


Art of Nature, Venture Arts Studio Show, The Lowry, Salford Quays 2014


Articulate, Venture Arts Studio Show, The Lowry, Salford Quays 2013