James HD opened his winter exhibition last night with a private view at the John Mitchell gallery at 44 Old Bond Street.
I went along with Surfer and Zhoan before the concert.
I always knew that James was an excellent landscape artist, but this selection reveals his talents as a portraitist as well.
They come from his participation in four of Prince Charles's official overseas tours to places like Nepal, Sri Lanka, The Gulf States and Sierra Leone.
I was particularly keen on his drawing of the 'Over-keen PPO' and the African warriors (see image). Surfer is rather fond of James's painting of the Prince's helicopter shimmering into frame top left with wheels down.