James is a 22 year-old autistic artist, born and raised in Kelowna. James loves exploring and mixing textures and colours. Layering textures has been one of his favorite things since childhood. James loves to build layered landscapes, whether in nature – with sand, gravel, sticks and leaves; at home – with playdough, hundreds of stickers or pillows and blankets, or in the studio – with potter’s clay or multiple layers of paint. James also loves being with others while he creates. As a longtime family friend put it: "The sheer joy that I have seen on James's face when spending time with family and friends, or doing an activity that he loves, is represented in his art!"
Meet Shannon Armstrong!
Shannon poses with her newly painted canvas
Francis working hard on a new painting
Smile for the camera!