The Artist - James Lester SWAc
James was born in Dover, Kent. During a career in London working as art director in advertising and publishing, he exhibited paintings in many of the major London exhibitions, including the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Academy. A member of the Society of Botanical Artists for many years, he is co-author of the book Painting the Secret World of Nature. James has exhibited widely, with work in many private collections. In Devon he has exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy, been proprietor of an art gallery and tutored numerous painting courses and workshops.