James Hartwell Art
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Bespoke Artwork + Illustrations

James Hartwell is a designer and illustrator based in Manchester, UK.
Heavily inspired by his surroundings, James draws his inspiration from landscapes and cityscapes which are the defining theme of his work.

Each piece is hand drawn in pen and detailed using varying line-weights. These drawings are then brought to life through the introduction of colour, pattern and texture that help bring life and vibrancy to each image.



We didn’t particularly want florals on our invites as we’re having an autumn wedding so while looking for inspiration we spotted the incredible drawings we already had in our house and James seemed like the perfect solution! James was great at figuring out exactly what we wanted and the bespoke drawing of our venue was just perfect. All the guests commented on our invites being super unique and a couple asked for the recommendation to do the same themselves.
— Emily & Andrew O'Connor
I approached James to undertake a bespoke commission of Brighton Pier for a friend’s wedding present. He communicated with me constantly throughout the process and was very accommodating to the small tweaks and changes I requested.
— Andrew Foster



I always undertake an initial consultation with my clients to understand their expectations in full before undertaking a commission. Having established your needs and expectations I will communicate with you fully and involve you in the creative process from start to finish. I have found this approach to always yield the best results.