I am a visual artist – painter and printmaker and have exhibiting my artwork since 1990 and making it since I was three 🙂 (Depending on what you call art I guess.) See my website for a full cv www.shanajames.com
I am West Australian and work from a studio at my home which is around 10 minutes drive from Fremantle. I love Fremantle: the turn of the century architecture, the resturants, cafes local fashion designers and shops.
Fremantle is also home to the Fremantle Arts Centre a beautiful gothic limestone building built in 1864. This is where I teach people from all walks of life how to draw, paint and become printmakers.
I used to live closer in to Fremantle but moved outwards in the quest for a larger studio and more space for my family. We are currently renovating a 1970s house, making it more eco friendly, less 70’s and more funky retro. We also have the luxury of living 5 minutes drive from the beach.
When I’m not making art in my studio, I’m teaching art workshops at the Fremantle Arts Centre, planning house renovations and spending time with my husband and 2 daughters.
I created this blog to talk about the ideas behind my art, but I’ve also ended up writing about the process of creating art and a bit about the different techniques I use. If you have any questions, queries or comments, please leave a comment I love to get your feedback.