Thanks for visiting my website. Here you can find out about my work as an author and illustrator, from Katie, Ella Bella and Once Upon A Tune to collaborating with other writers on Mrs Noah's Pockets, Nen and the Lonely Fisherman, and Gaspard the Fox, along with many other books I’ve worked on.

You can also find out about the classical concerts I present, where I paint to music, and you can also discover more about me, and what inspired my stories and art.

Take a look around, and see if there’s an event taking place near you. Have fun!



I love to visit schools and work alongside teachers to inspire and excite children!

I’ve been visiting schools all over the world for more than 30 years, and offer a range of talks and workshops.

"You could have heard a pin drop during James’s story telling sessions and years later pupils still refer to the ‘clever man who did the upside down paintings’. Perhaps more importantly when they look at his paintings in the school library today, they can remember and retell the story that James told their class several years ago."

~ Anne Thompson, Librarian

To enquire, please send a message via the CONTACT page.


Recent Projects

Here's a selection of recent projects... and work in progress!

Latest Posts

The Frog’s Kiss
Pictures at an Exhibition with RSNO
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Once Upon A Tune ON TOUR!

Katie at the National Gallery

National Gallery Shop

Katie and her exciting encounters with art have inspired this bright and adorable range of gifts, perfect for Katie fans or fantastic mementos of your visit to the National Gallery.