AboutJames Judge is an artist inspired by his surroundings. His recent work is based around the Rainham Marshes that border the River Thames on the North side. The artist was born in Deptford, on the River Thames, and has always painted around the river. He sees it as the heart of London, explaining âeverything comes from the river'. Now living in Leigh on Sea, at the mouth of the Thames, it is a landscape with which he has a deep affinity.