James Welling describes himself as a postmodern artist who works in a variety of media including painting and photography. He frequently explores colour and light in his work. His early paintings are soft and fluid watercolours and this soft focus seems to have continued through out his work.  By breaking down the photographic process he has managed to experiment with the way prints are made which is an interesting approach and a means to take back control from the printer by the practitioner.

His colour palette is minimal, although bold, with photographs frequently including two hues but across a tonal range.