If Impressionism is to be defined as an attempt to record a visual reality by reflecting the transient effects of colour and light, then James Hand's work began in the same vain, with very similar concerns. Using his own visual reality as reference, as well as taking technical direction from the works of some of the great Impressionists, James began to explore paint, its effects and capabilities. Hands began by establishing a strong visual foundation by which to begin exploring transient light, colour and texture. His most recent empirical explorations seem not only to examine these concerns but to visually magnify the previous works appearance, and in doing so creating seemingly abstract compositions of light colour and texture. James Hands is one of Londonart's most popular artists. His work has been celebrated across Europe and is held in numerous private collections.