Smoo For life and death, if I may be allowed to say it, are great subjects...

Age: 36
Hometown: Burnley. lives in Leicester
Accepts Commissions: Yes
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Number of Visits: 4205

Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status Single
Education Grad / professional school

Interests and Personality

BiographyJames Parkinson has worked as a free-lance Illustrator for a variety of private companies, retail, music and educational establishments. He enjoys working as a portrait artist for the public and designs art work for various musical acts. His work is imaginative, full of character and thought provoking, achieving style through using bright, flat colours and expressive markings. James also shows a rare versatility to his craft that successfully communicates to the required audience. James currently supervises A-Level Art, Photography and Graphics students and also teaches printmaking techniques, portraiture and caricature, with particular attention on conceptual illustration. James graduated from a BA Hons Ilustration Degree at Loughborough University in 2003.
InterestsReading, writing songs and poetry, performing music, teaching guitar, recording music, playing football, cooking ....
MusicAnything from Led Zeppelin, Cream, Free, Thin Lizzy to The Jam, Joy Division, New Order, The Clash, The Smiths, Manics, Suede, The Sundays to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Neil Young ....
FilmsFavoutrite films are: The Empire Strikes Back, Dawn of the Dead (original), Taxi Driver, Manhattan, Watership Down, Flash Gordon, The Wild Geese, Quest for the Holy Grail, Alien ...
TelevisionReeves and Mortimer, Allan Partridge, Brass Eye, Garth Marenghi's Dark Place, Question Time, Catch phrase, The Crystal Maze, Sponge Bob Square Pants ...
BooksEverthing by Orwell, Midnight Express, Dracula, Lord of the Flies, The Hobbit, Poetry of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Oscar Wilde, William Blake and Music Biographies!
HeroesGeorge Grosz, George Orwell

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Hi! I have enjoyed viewing all of your galleries! Great Work! Best Wishes, Deborah

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Nice galleries Smoo.


wonderful humours, thanks


Hi Smoo, how have you been? BTW, pls do check on this exciting site & share it w/ your family & friends:


Wonderful works, I really enjoy your site, best wishes - ranjan


Hi Smoo ... Yes I m on a wave of inspiration at the moment. Thanks for the visit


oops should have typed along not alone :0


Hi Smoo just stopped by on your page to see how you re getting alone. I love your caricatures they are so clever and witty.


Hi James, thanks for your kind words . . just gone through your pages again; "War & Music", "City Life" and "Vacancy" are superb statements you did via art. Enjoyed your light and humorous subjects too ~~~>:)glenn

KyleWood ( Deleted user )

Please reply to this, would like to send you personal message

KyleWood ( Deleted user )

Very cool, sureal


Hi, don't forget to email your friends about your new My Art Profile URL! Send them a link to your new page


cool art, cool music faves. regards, aarts


welcome to MAP cool start




I with pleasure have got acquainted with your creativity. I shall be glad to show you my ENAMEL MOSAIC and to receive your response. Andrey


Hi hows it going? cool site


Wellcome to the site.Funny work the squirrel! Edgard


Welcome... cool artwork...I like the one of Jack White.

jh ( Deleted user )

Hi Smoo, thanks, you do illustration very well, like your work!