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James Edwards earned his BFA in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and his MFA in Illustration from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Serving advertising agencies and book publishers on a national level, James has been working as a freelance illustrator since 1981. He has taught illustration at all college levels since 1995. Currently teaching here as a full-time visiting lecturer, James works with Sophomores and Seniors within the area of Illustration.

James is currently executing a series of interior murals depicting the historical highlights of Brockton, Massachusetts while creating a series of double-page ESL textbook spreads in watercolor for Heinle and Heinle / Thomson International Publishers. James is also pursuing experiments in digital animation. He has recently completed an animated short entitled 'The Sitter in Exile', the story of a paranormal encounter in an New England antique shop.