Who is James Green?...
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'I live in Sheffield with my wife and young son.
I create artwork using linocuts and copper-plate etchings. I am drawn towards simple graphic images, landscapes, animals, people and occasionally the ordinarily absurd. However you probably won't see any unicorns in my work.
Influences are people like cartoonist Chris Ware, artists Stanley Spencer, Max Beckmann and Francisco Goya, and film- makers Werner Herzog, Jan Svankmajer and Mike Leigh. I have been creating printed artwork for probably the last 7 years (although i've only recently been trying to sell them), and also occasionally produce artwork for record sleeves too. I studied fine-art at university, but these days probably see myself more as a crafts-person than an artist.
I've had one of my pieces ('Paris Buggy') shortlisted for the 2007 'International Small Print Exhibition', and was commissioned in 2008 by Paul Smith Menswear to design images for a range of t-shirts for sale in their Japanese stores. I'm a member of Sheffield craft-collective Craft Candy, and I sell mywork at various fairs/markets and also via my Folksy shop. I also am a musician and have a band called 'The Big Eyes Family Players' '