James Donovan has lived in and around Pemberton for 18 years. He started painting about two years ago as a way to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. He lives in Poole Creek now and enjoys the solitude and tranquility that comes from being disconnected from the virtual world. He is always trying to find interesting and different subjects to paint. Starting with landscapes and then animals and finally portraits. His goal is to allow the viewer to feel something and engage their imagination. He’s a big fan of the impressionists and has hopes of mastering their techniques one day.