The Sign of Gold ART.

There is a generosity to James Drinkwater’s work that lures you in. It’s there in his robust application of paint and rich materials, and also within the vulnerability contained within his art. a neighborhood of this artist’s life is inscribed into each of his works, which chronicle the contours of his existence. In Issue 47,



How does one describe your artistic practice to strangers?
When people ask, I always tell them that I’m a painter – because I’m inevitably covered in paint. It’s trickier when someone probes a touch further. I’m a painter-sculptor. I’m the son of schoolteachers so I saw people rise and attend work a day. I desire a worker, but ultimately, I suppose, I’m an artist. I guess I make journal entries about my life, and therefore the medium I exploit is paint.