James Marnan

Inspired by his love of the English countryside, the trees, hedgerows, mediaeval churches, untidy farms, thriving villages with eccentric inhabitants, old-fashioned shops, tweedy old women driving cheerful Morris Minors, pipe-smoking farmers perched on chugging Marshall tractors, James Marnan’s ink drawings and watercolours speak of his love for the traditional ways of rural life. James developed a detailed style of drawing to suit his gentle protest against modern technology while still a schoolboy in the 1970s and essentially has never felt the need to change it!