“I don’t call my paintings artwork, because they’re too much fun to create. Instead, I call them artplay.” Watercolour artist and author Dwayne James has a passion for creating art and stories that are uniquely, and often apologetically, Canadian. Living in the Lakefield area, he has been feverishly living a creatively-driven life for the past decade, that is when his very forgiving family allows. Dwayne’s highly-detailed watercolour paintings have been described as “whimsical” and “unconventional” yet “absolutely authentic.” A self-taught painter, Dwayne is fascinated by both texture and dimension, and channels nature to create personalised images of a kind that would not easily be captured through conventional photography.
Dwayne seizes a moment in his paintings that shifts every time you view them. You may have seen watercolours before but, chances are, you have never seen watercolours like Dwayne’s.