About the Author
Mike James was born in 1952 and had the typical upbringing of a child born in the Midwest. From the moment he first picked up a pencil, it was obvious he was a born artist. His first degree was a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and sculpture. In the mid-1970s, he hitchhiked across Europe to see and experience great art for himself. While overseas, he continued his education attending the Central School of Art and Design in London, receiving a Diploma in master printmaking. Back in the US, he worked in television for a few years, designing sets and on-air graphics for television. see part 2
Mike began sculpting and marketing products for the nascent figurative model kit hobby in 1993. He was a key figure in the establishment of the American “girl kit” genre. After two decades of creating acclaimed work, he built a large studio in rural Pennsylvania two hours from Manhattan, moving there permanently in 1996. He works in a variety of media, including photography, sculpture, and illustration....
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Girls with perfectly pimped-up bodies created by Mike James