MABERLY, James Harry Astley

1956 - ?

James Maberley

Born in Kenya in May 1956, eldest child of John Edward Maberly and his wife Eve née Chauvel, and the nephew of Charles Thomas Astley Maberly, the noted South African artist and author. James was brought up in Zimbabwe, living his early life on a farm before being educated at the Plumtree School in Matabeleland. At the age of 19, James came to England to join the British Army and after a year at Sandhurst Military Academy spent three years in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards after which he returned to southern Africa. In 1988 he returned to England to study art at both Ipswich and Norwich Schools of Art, specialising in sculpture and drawing, gaining his BA (Hons) in Fine Art. He then spent four years as an art lecturer at Suffolk College, teaching drawing, 3D design and sculpture and now teaches drawing and sculpture from his studio. James has never lost interest in Africa, and Zimbabwe in particular where he founded a charity, the Zimbabwe Agricultural Welfare Trust, to care for dispossessed farmers and their farm-workers and lectures on the challenges currently being faced in Zimbabwe. James Maberly is also an author and an artist in both drawings and sculpture. He has his studio at Red House Farm, Severalls Road, Dennington, Suffolk where he lives with his wife Veronica and their four children. He is the author of 'Why Follow Rules?: Trust your Intuition' (2014).

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