The Art Upstart is no ordinary art book. It tells the inspirational story of someone who was a brilliant artist as a child but who stopped dead in his tracks when his father died tragically young - when James was just 13 years old.
Then one morning, 40 years later, with no warning - James woke up with all consuming need to paint again. The drive to do it was like the sexual drive of youth. He had stored up hundreds of abstract images. He also had a story to tell - a big story; 225 paintings. He was willing to risk a great deal to tell it, even though he had no formal artistic training. In doing so unheralded, he embarked on a remarkable emotional and spiritual journey through his work. He was to become The Art Upstart.
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About the Author
James Hogan is also a painter. He painted most days from a very early age but stopped abruptly when he became traumatized by the death of his father, then his mother.
In 2007 he returned to oil painting with an energy he has likened to the sexual drive of youth.
He was educated at Oxford University, England where he wrote a thesis on counter-culture in society and art. His work as a painter has received tremendous critical acclaim and an public exhibition opened in Cork Street, Mayfair in 2010 attracted hundreds of people at the opening.
He is the author of various books included the "Art Upstart", an autobiographical journey illustrated by over forty paintings.