Moon Light Sail is an original oil painting by listed British artist, David A. James. The art measures 16″ x 32″ and the frame which is a gold trimmed with green liner measuring 21 1/2″ x 27 1/2″. It is signed and dated '72 in the lower left.
David James was born in London in 1944 and moved to Outer London in the fifties. Educated at Hampton School, David James showed an early aptitude for art and won school and national prizes and competitions. James attended Twickenham College of Art from 1962 to 1966 gaining an Intermediate Diploma in Arts and Crafts. With a speciality in wood engraving, three editions of James' prints were sold in 1964. He obtained a National Diploma in Art and Design in 1966. David James began exhibiting at open-air shows in 1963 whilst still at Art School and was immediately successful.
Original paintings by David James attracted the attention of a leading Fine Art publisher; a reproduction published in 1969 sold well, entitled "Slow Water" - this was published by Rosenstiels. Nowadays, much of the work by David James is sold abroad; there are examples of James paintings in all European countries and North America, South America, China, Russia, Japan, India, New Zealand, Australia, the Middle East and Greenland.
David currently lives in Sussex on the coast, within reach of the South Downs. He is married to an artist and has three children. Much of the inspiration for the work executed by James is drawn from the Lake District, Devon and Cornwall, and the Welsh Countryside. David has exhibited his works at the Royal Academy and in leading provincial galleries. A wide range of subjects painted by David is available including landscape, marine and still life paintings.