James is the award-winning author and illustrator of ELLA BELLA BALLERINA and the KATIE series. He’s been creating books for children for 30 years.
He loves experimenting with different techniques and finding just the right approach for each new project. Alongside his work in publishing, James works with a variety of orchestras and musicians, presenting concerts that combine music and art, created live on stage, including the Royal Albert Hall. His collaborators include the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, illustrating classics like The Firebird.
He lives in his beloved Suffolk, where he grew up, and where the skies and light are perfect for artists. But when he can, he escapes with his Catalan partner, to Montserrat, near Barcelona, for churros and chocolate!
GASPARD THE FOX by Zeb Soanes - Graffeg
THE MOUSE AND MOLE SERIES by Joyce Dunbar - Graffeg
THE BOY AND THE CLOTH OF DREAMS by Jenny Koralek - Walker
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Phillippa Pearce - Macdonald
NEN AND THE LONELY FISHERMAN by Ian Eagleton - Owlet Press
ELLA BELLA BALLERINA SERIES - Hachette. Titles include SLEEPING BEAUTY, SWAN LAKE, CINDERELLA, THE NUTCRACKER, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE MAGIC TOYSHOP
KOSHKA'S TALES: STORIES FROM RUSSIA - Kingfisher
MIRANDA THE EXPLORER AND MIRANDA THE CASTAWAY - Orion
THE KATIE SERIES - Hachette. Titles include-KATIE AND THE DINOSAURS, KATIE AND MONA LISA, KATIE IN LONDON, KATIE'S PICTURE SHOW, KATIE AND THE BRITISH ARTISTS, KATIE'S LONDON CHRISTMAS