The paintings of James Darley range from representational to impressionistic, depicting land and seascapes of the Maritime area. His sculptures of wood and stone are both abstract and impressionistic. Born in Oxford County, Ontario, he is mainly self-taught. His paintings and sculptures are in many public, private and corporate collections in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. His work has been featured in many exhibitions in Canada. He has lived and worked in Seabright, Nova Scotia since 1970.
I paint with watercolour, oil and acrylic and do sculptures in wood, alabaster and marble. Most paintings and sculptures are impressionistic, reducing the images to as simple a form as possible, sometimes to the point of abstraction. In terms of content, I paint and carve things I like and that have meaning in my life.