About James Brennan

As a boy James Brennan loved drawing and drew inspiration from the comics in the newspaper, especially Footrat Flats by the late, great Murray Ball. James taught himself to draw Footrat Flats' main character the "Dog" and hasn't looked back since. Mad Magazine was another revelation and the talents of Mort Drucker and Jack Davis spurred James on to trying the art of caricature himself, using his heroes from the sporting world as subjects. Learning to paint in acrylics saw James enter his canvases into art shows. The turning point in his career came when he won the internationally renowned Bald Archy Prize in 2008 and again in 2009, the art prize that celebrates portrait paintings of humour, dark satire, light comedy and caricature. James also paints more serious works of art and recently won the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show's Poultry Art Prize. James can't help himself and has to draw or paint every day, bringing him great pleasure capturing people's character through his life-long love of art.