James J, Magee trained at a fine arts academy in Florence back in 1985. His conviction to solely paint in oils was confirmed through what the masters had produced and the length of time in which their paintings have lasted. His experience and study of the "old masters" is evident in the work that he produces. James has had many commissions from "important people" one of which was to make three paintings for Prince Faisal, the nephew of King Faid, for his Paris apartment. James' motto is that "oils are forever".