Since his early life in England, James Guppy has never been far from a brush or drawing pen. Fifteen years as a mural artist taught him how to paint and the importance of engaging and speaking to the viewer.
He emigrated to Australia in 1982 and in 1989 he began exhibiting his own work as a fine artist. Besides his regular exhibitions in Sydney and Brisbane, he has exhibited in New York and Houston, Texas. His work has won many awards and is held in public and private collections both here and abroad.
James has an M Litt in Visual Art from Lancaster University in the UK. He began teaching in 1979 and has since lectured in universities in the UK, the USA and Australia.