James has drawn and painted for most of his life. After a long career in industrial design and engineering, he moved from London to Devon in 2007 in order to paint full time.
The act of laying graphite down onto paper is personal, intimate and immediate. It is just me, the pencil and the paper. When I put pencil to paper there is no disguise, no veneer.
After earning her fine arts degree in painting, Susan Hostetler added hand papermaking as a skill with awards from the Russell Siebert and Tiffany Foundations to study with Twinrocker Handmade Paper in Indiana, where she made custom papers for artists such as Rauschenberg, Warhol and Jasper John
Sometimes I wonder if Agnes Martin was right when she said visual art cannot, and should not, be explained in words.