At the age of 5, James Flux was making and selling his own comics to his friends and neighbours. His grandmother continues to recall the story of people lining up to get the first edition of his comic “Crazy Cartoons”
He would not rediscover his passion for art until he was 22.
While dealing with depression and anxiety, James found himself drawn to the idea of “Art therapy”. Unable to find proper literature to his liking, he simply bought canvas, paint and decided to throw himself into the idea of Abstract Expressionism.
The experience was life-changing. Art became a meditative experience that allowed James to express his emotions and regain his confidence.
In 2014 James found Night and Day Studios. A budding art establishment where he was able to try his hands at running open mics, band shows and curating the gallery. His passion for networking, marketing and coordination came together in hugely successful events.
In 2015 James moved over to Beaux-Arts Brampton, in short time becoming a Vice-President of the Board for the not-for-profit artist-run centre. He was able to bring Art Battle Canada to Brampton with his peers. Also creating Art is Now!, a pop-up art exhibit to showcase local emerging artists and Free ArtFriday Peel, a region-wide scavenger hunt for free art with 30 artists that got him the attention of the Toronto Star.