FDip Art and Design, Central Saint Martins, UAL 2009
BA Hons Fine Art: Painting, University of Brighton, 2013
"My artistic study has always been driven by introspection. I produce psychologically loaded paintings. As with any introspective line of inquiry, I seek clarity on my place in the world, and clarity within myself.
James Cowland's work is representational with simplified composition. He chooses intuitive subject matter, fed through the act of painting and introspection. It results in quiet enigmatic symbolism rooted within seemingly disconnected bodies of work.
James currently works from home on one line of inquiry - a lifelong Expressionist collection of work - and from Studio 106 on the Abstract-Realist 'jcowland.art' project, both in Hove, East Sussex UK.