James Milroy has been an artist and art teacher for over forty years. Brought up in Sussex, he graduated in Fine Art at Brighton University in 1980 and later completed an MA in Fine Art & Media at the University of Gloucestershire in 1998.
The themes of his work range widely to take in many concerns with the human condition, but he is best know for his paintings of crowds, which have been used in jigsaw puzzles and greetings cards for many years. In 2011 he was given a large retrospective of over 50 paintings by Salford Art Gallery , as a tribute to LS Lowry. This four month show was visited by over 25,000 people and received a lot of attention in the press.
As well as this, he has illustrated a number of books and he also explores subject matter related to optical illusions, impossible perspectives and pattern motifs based on Celtic knotwork and Islamic art.