About the artist

James Axon


I am completely self taught, working almost exclusively in colour pencil on mat board. The use of pencil allows me to translate the three dimensional quality of fur, or the fractal complexity of tree bark into intricate detailed drawings.

My inspiration comes from nature; mostly animals and birds but also insects, rocks, and trees. Most of my work derives from photographs taken in and around Nova Scotia. I am fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time outdoors where most of my compositions arise.

The premise of my work is to blur the boundary between the drawn line and the photographic plate, creating works that appear photographed, but retain a hand drawn quality and composition.


Red Cow Drawings : Colour pencil drawings, pencil art, pencil drawings





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Red Cow Drawings

219 Springfield Lake Road

Middle Sackville

Nova Scotia, B4E 3B1