James' Habitat

James sits in his garden on a pub style bench, surrounded by planted flowers and shrubs.

James Thurgood

Visual Artist

James Thurgood is a visual artist living with his partner Jarred in Hither Green, south east London. His work shines through in the details of his flat – books, graphic prints, jam jar storage – which serves as both a living space and studio.

A wooden table shows a selection of books.
A busy, vintage style wooden desk with pots, pens and drawing pads.

BRINGING WORK HOME

A minimalist style creates a dynamic workspace in James’ flat. "I love the size of our place and its industrial nature. I love having my workspace in my home."

James' computer and a silver desk lamp.
An image looking down from James' ceiling shows a busy bookshelf.
A book shelf and desk with a green window frame, painted green stairs and a green door.

A FEW HOME COMFORTS

We actually moved from the flat next door! The previous tenants were artistic as well, one of them is a costume designer for NTC and Secret Cinema."

Family is never far away for James and his partner, “Jarred’s mum lives down the road, so it really feels like home.”