Portraiture is an important part of James's practice as an artist and an area that he concentrated heavily on whilst developing his drawing and painting craft.

James prefers to work entirely from life, and begins a painting by firstly striking the overall shape and proportion of the portrait - a skill which takes many years of practice.

He then proceeds with a general blocking in, working gradually toward a more specific focus on the features and likeness of the sitter.

If you would like to inquire about having your portrait painted, or drawn, please contact James at info@jamesmurch.com.