James Trevelyan was born in Calgary and resides in Edmonton. He completed his MFA specializing in painting and drawing at the University of Calgary. He has taught art history, drawing, design and painting, and currently serves as Chair of the Visual Art Department in the School of Creative Arts at Red Deer College. His painting career has taken him to Japan, Great Britain and the US. His work is represented in collections in these countries as well as across Canada in major public, corporate and private collections. He explores geography, weather, flora, and fauna in an expressive semi-abstract style.