An extremely versatile and talented artist, her work includes seascapes, landscapes, florals, and abstracts as well as in oil, acrylic and watercolor, utilizing a medium appropriate to her subject matter. James has had numerous one-woman shows including one which sold out before the show officially opened. Honors include five Best-In-Show awards, selection to exhibit in the Watercolor Show at the High Museum in Atlanta, selection as the Outstanding Young Woman in America in Arts and, most recently, the Suncoast Watercolor Society Award for 1993. Living and working in her seaside studio in Ft. Myers Beach, FL, James actively supports the AIDS Foundation and American Cancer Society. Aware and grateful for her artistic skill, the artist works every day, fondly quoting John Lubbock: "As the sun colors the flowers, so does art color life."
Her works are included in the collections of numerous private and corporate collections, including Sheraton Hotels, IBM, RJR/Nabisco, Contel, Bell South, Crown-Pacific in Hong Kong, Hull University, Great Britain and Hellas Communications, Athens, Greece.