James Summerbell was born in 1983 and grew up on a working dairy farm. He had an interest in art and design from a young age, and gained a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design at Coleg Sir Gar. James’s work is influenced by his appreciation of the varied wildlife and inspiring rural landscapes close to where he now lives in West Wales. As an avid photographer and outdoorsman his passion for exploring the vast coastal and mountainous regions of Wales has also influenced his depictions of its wild inhabitants. James creates his vivid interpretations of nature’s beauty mainly through the medium of oil on canvas. James has been a finalist twice for the David Shepherd wildlife artist of the year award (2021 and 2023).