James Tebbutt was born in Northampton, England in 1980.
In 1998 he went to The University of Northampton to study a Foundation Course in Art & Design, and then moved on to Coventry University to complete a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, where specialising in painting.
His current work demonstrates the ongoing exploration of the medium of paint. Varying styles of paint application - the drip the splatter, the expressionistically painted, the flat, the cartoon like, the smooth, the rough, all created with different types of paint, jostle for position on the finished canvas, desperate for a place in the ‘final cut’.
The imagery James uses is drawn from a wide variety of sources, including magazines, the internet, photographs, news media, and art historical. This reflects not only his own wide ranging interests but also the wide range of visual stimulus in the world around us. It is these images, their relationship with each other and their relationship with the more abstract, expressionist, paint marks that interests him.
The resultant paintings are not planned through to completion before they are started but instead develop and evolve with a stream of consciousness which links the eclectic component images together. As a result the paintings can have many narratives and are open to a multitude of possible interpretations.