James Apps

Poet - Author - Artist - Cat Lover


To live on an Island does not mean that you are a recluse - it is a good excuse to build more bridges.



The Queenborough Pirate Ship

Cat Writer

James Apps

Poet, writer, artist and perpetual student.

Painting Pictures - a would-be artist!


I don't claim to be an artist, but I do like painting and as part of the local Arts Society I am learning more and more of what I can do, and how to improve.


The arts, be they visual, performance or written seem to have connections with each other that enhance not just one sector but all. Music and poetry are often inspired by paintings, which draw from the life around us, and dance and drama are given life by music.


Writers can always be inspired by what they see and hear and translate their ideas into the written word.


My art is stimulated by what I see around me and adds to what I write and to what I paint.


I am not the world's greatest artist but I try and in doing so if I give pleasure to others as well as myself then I have achieved my goal.


Books by James Apps and other Isle of Sheppey authors are listed on the Sheppey based publishing enterprise TAUP UK. For more information click on the TAUP logo.