James H. Flack , a noted contemporary watercolour painter, was born in Co Armagh but now lives near Athy, Co Kildare. His interest in painting developed at an early age when his mother, headmistress of the local primary, encouraged her pupils to use art throughout the school curriculum.
He is a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland, the Ulster Watercolour Society, the Dublin Art Society and the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club and the Association of Kildare artists. His paintings have hung in the Oireachtas and Royal Hibernian Academy exhibitions. He has regular one-man exhibitions throughout the country and during the Wexford Opera Festival. While his work is widely exhibited in Ireland he has also had exhibitions of his work in Canada and the USA. His work has been purchased by public institutions including Irish Banks, Business companies, Public Libraries, Embassies and by private collectors at home and abroad.
His favourite themes are landscapes and seascapes with details of nature and flower studies.
James also gives painting courses to summer schools,art groups and privately throughout Ireland and Wales.