James Lockhart was born in Oban, Scotland. He studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art, in London where he was awarded the Leverhulme Scholarship. It was an exciting time making friends with other artists from all over the world. His main influences were his tutors: Patrick Simons, RA and the acclaimed Trevor Felsey, who remains a friend and influence to this day.
For many years James made his living as a successful interior designer with clients such as BP, the Chairman of OPEC and the celebrity Katie Price.
In March this year James was artist of the month on the international website virtual.tart.co.nz
Currently he has an exhibition as part of the Wye Valley Art Festival in Wales. He has shown widely thoughout the UK and NZ including Somerset House and The Royal Academy, London.
In March this year James was artist of the month on the international website virtual.tart.co.nz . Currently he has an exhibition in Monmouthshire, Wales,UK as part of the Wye Valley festival.
James has shown throughout the UK and New Zealand including Somerset House and the Royal Academy in London.
15 years ago, James returned to painting fulltime; predominantly painting landscape, "en plain air". He is not interested in following fashions or innovation for its own sake, but more concerned with striving for excellence and being true to what he sees.
Over recent years he has divided his time between London and Europe and sometimes New Zealand in the winter months. Presently he is living in Sitges, Spain, painting the nearby forests and seascapes.
James painting at Califat, Spain