Ship Builders, Oil on canvas signed and dated 2000 verso, framed, 121cm x 91cm
James Dodds (b.1957) is a British artist. His paintings and prints are inspired by boats and boat building. After being apprenticed as a shipwright in Maldon, Essex, he studied at Colchester School of Art, Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. His work follows the coastal variations of the simple workboat.
James Dodds was born in the east coast fishing town of Brightlingsea, and trained as a shipwright in Maldon. He then studied painting at Chelsea College of art and the Royal College of Art, London. He is also a printmaker and has conceived, illustrated and hand-produced a series of artists books.