Born in Worcestershire and raised in Ayrshire, still-life artist James Park studied at Glasgow School of Art and in Paris. Specialising in floral paintings in oil, Park's best works were executed in the late 1880s. He developed his own method of producing delicate and subtle flower groups on a dark background by means of broad, swift brushstrokes. James Park worked and exhibited with the Glasgow Boys. He died at Kilmarnock where he had settled in the late 1890s.