James E. Pay, SCA, UA, trained as an artist in Canada, UK and USA and lists the late A. J. Casson as his mentor. James is a signature member of the Society of Canadian Artists and the United Society of Artists, London, England and former vice-chairman of Central Arts, Scotland.

He is known for his loose style of watercolour painting as well as

his acrylic landscapes and florals.


Eileen and Jim conduct workshops/demonstrations for art clubs and Jim also gives private lessons in both watercolour and acrylic.


Workshops in the past include:

Numerous art clubs in Scotland;  Kilmardinny House, Bearsden, Scotland;  Spirit Lake Wilderness Resort, Yukon;

Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario;  Cape Coral Art League, Florida;  Barrie Art Club;

Grimsby Art Club;  Humber Valley, Toronto;  Artist's Circle, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia;

Dartmouth Visual Arts Society, Nova Scotia;  Saint John Art Centre, Saint, John, New Brunswick;

Sunbury Shores Art & Nature Centre, St Andrews, New Brunswick;  PEI School of Arts, North Rustico, PEI;

Anna Templeton Arts Centre, St. John’s Newfoundland


We have had an instructional watercolour DVD professionally produced.


This informative DVD sells for $19.95 and features a fishing boat, dock, sky, water, reflections and gulls. While James paints, he guides you along step-by-step. The length of the DVD is approximately 1 hour.


Learn how James prepares and the materials he uses in order to complete a watercolour painting.

Galleries and Gift Shops

The following are a list of galleries and gift shops that carry my work.


King Street Gallery, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

Peggy's Cove Gift Shop, Peggy's Cove, NS

Water's Edge Gallery, Baddeck, Cape Breton

Shaw's Landing, West Dover, NS

......By Design, Bangor, Maine

James E. Pay, SCA, UA has entered into an arrangement with Gina Edward, proprietor of King Street Gallery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.  The arrangement provides King Street Gallery to act as our exclusive gallery in Southern Ontario.  Anyone interested in purchasing any piece of our artwork can contact Gina at King Street Gallery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, email