James Sylvester is a Maine based visual artist and member of Peregrine Press, the oldest non-profit printmaking cooperative in Maine. An avid drawer for as long as he can remember, James fell in love with the bold, expressive line quality he could achieve through linoleum carving while studying at Maine College of Art and adopted relief printing as his primary method of rendering imagery. Since then, he has been studying and experimenting with relief printing techniques to produce artwork with roots in observational drawing, world building, and character driven storytelling. He is an active participant in community based printmaking events such as the Steamy Summer Print Jam, the Portland Print Crawl, Portland Print Fair and the Relief Conspiracy Print Exchange. He works full time as an artist mentor and team leader at The Art Department, a community support program for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. He has shown work at Cove Street Arts, the Institute for Contemporary Art, The Harlow, the CURRENTS New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and more.