Here's a shot of some of the furniture I designed in front of a chalk wall I created in High Point , North Carolina for Palliser's showroom at the High Point Furniture Market.

I've been designing furniture for Palliser for over a decade now and it's been a great experience. The pieces above, from a series called the Rhine(named after the river) is available in variety of curved sectional configurations.


New Book Launch - Lyrical Lines

Come on down for the launch of my new book 'Lyrical Lines'!
This book of drawings is a visual who’s who of Canada’s roots music scene in some of Winnipeg’s most venerable music venues.

I started drawing in sketchbooks at music shows almost ten years ago to keep myself busy when I wasn’t playing music on stage. This book is a compilation of my favorite drawings out of those sketchbooks. Like an old photograph holds a memory, these drawings have captured significant musical moments for me. Whether it’s a band’s final performance, or a songwriter playing to a full house, these scribbles are lyrical in that they pick up on the mood of the show.

SHOW LOCATION: The Folk Exchange, Wednesday, December 14th, 7 to 10pm,
211 Bannatyne Avenue at Albert Street


Winnipeg Folk Festival Sculpture

I was asked to come up with a piece of art to commemorate the volunteers at the festival and to help raise money for some of the new and exciting changes that they're working on. We came up with this design, a tree cut from raw,recycled steel which has leaves that are engraved with names and captions from the volunteers. Look for it back stage at the festival!


ReCreate Art Auction

Here's one of the pieces I have in Habitat for Humanity's ReCreate: A ReStore Art Sale on March 11th.

ReCreate will have open to the public silent auction bids and will take place on Thursday, March 11th & 12th 8 am - 8pm and Saturday, March 13th 9am - 6pm.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 60 Archibald Street Winnipeg Manitoba


Lignée : August 10 - September 18

I have a new exhibition called "Lignee" at La Maison des artistes's community gallery. It is on display until mid-September and features my latest work, where I combine watercolor and blind contour ink drawings. Check it out!

Steel Sculptures

Some of my newest work uses CNC technology and high pressured water to create steel cut-outs of my blind contour drawings.


Art City Parade

watercolor and ink on paper

GPS co-ordinates:
49° 53' 08.61" N
97° 09'18.83" W


CBC Radio One Interview

I was recently invited to join Terry MacLeod and Marcy Murkusa in studio for an interview to discuss my book Contouring Quebec, click on the links below to check it out.

Click here to check out the CBC posts of the interview


Winnipeg Book Launch @ McNally Robinson Grant Park

Thursday Nov 20 2008 8:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park,
Prairie Ink Restaurant

Winnipeg launch of Contouring Quebec, a personal discovery of family roots and the author's own French identity through the art style of blind contour drawing. Born in St. Boniface, Culleton studied painting and drawing at the University of Manitoba, where he earned his BFA Honors in 1997. In 2006, he received a grant from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec to rediscover his French roots using blind contour drawing and a Global Positioning System.


Lyrical Lines Drawing Exhibition

September 18-October 24, 2008 @ The Folk Exchange, Winnipeg, MB
Opening September 18th, 7-9pm Lyrical Lines is a collection of drawings inspired by music.
This exhibition includes drawings of The D-Rangers, Righteous Ike, The Perpetrators, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Los Lobos, Benwah, Corb Lund, Stonypoint, The Home Cooked Meals, The Undesirables, Madrigaia, Chic Gamine, Nathan, Andrew Neville & the Poor Choices, Scott Nolan, Al Simmons, Gregor, The Western States, The Jake Brakes, Percy Tuesday, Antibalas, Big Dave Maclean, The Cockroaches, Katie Moore, Lew Dite, The Sadies, The Weber Brothers, Bobby Starr, The Smoky Tiger, Lonesome Pine Special, The JakeBrakes, Matt Monsoon and the Riffriders, and many more…


Upcoming Exhibition and Book Launch

Contouring Québec

The Portage and District Arts Centre is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Contouring Québec.
This exhibition showcases the drawings of Winnipeg artist James Culleton.

Contouring Québec is a biographical account of rediscovery through blind contour drawing. Contouring Québec focuses on the rediscovery of Culleton’s French roots and how he is connected to Québec. In this exhibition, Culleton explores his need to document, collect, and archive these drawings to understand his French identity. Using the technique of blind contour drawing and a Global Positioning System, Culleton has created a collection of work that documents his experiences in Québec culture.

The book titled Contouring Québec will be available for purchase at the exhibition. This book features Culleton’s drawings from 2005-2007, has a full color cover and 160 pages. $20 CDN / $20 CAN (available at the opening for $15). The book is also available online here
The exhibition runs from June 3rd to June 28th, 2008.
Opening Reception: Sunday June 8th, 2008, 2:00 – 3:30pm
(Artist in Attendance)


The Portage and District Arts Centre is located at 11-2nd Street NE, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. The gallery and gift shop hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm. For further information call (204) 239-6029.

“The financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec has made possible the creation of this work."


The Inn At the Forks

If you head down to the Forks in Winnipeg, check out these chairs I designed.


Great Woods Labyrinth

Knackerson Music