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James Thomson

British and Australian, born 1937

Studied: Fine Art, Homsey College of Art London 1959-1962
Arrived Australia: 1962
James lived in Townsville, North Queensland, for 10 years during which time he travelled extensively throughout Northern Australia collecting subject matter.
He arrived in Sydney 1972 and continued to paint country subjects including Sofala and Hill End.He travelled through the Murray River country collecting information on
paddlesteamers and rivercraft.These paintings are traditional
(in character and record a past era). More recently, the artist's paintings are reflections of Pittwater and the Hawkesbury River.

His works are in the possession of collectors world-wide.
1974 BarefootGallery,Avalon
1975 CraftGalleries,Newcastle
1976 StrawberryHillGallery,Sydney
1978 HoldsworthGallery,Sydney
1979 TA ASponsored,Darwin
1980 HoldsworthGallery,Sydney
1982 CaseyGallery,Woollahra,Sydney
1991 ACT AMaritimeAr tAward
1992 WagnerGallery,Sydney

1976: Warringah Shire Best Local Art Prize
1991: Selected for ACTA Maritime Art Award