James Dodds (b 1957) is a British artist. His paintings and prints are inspired by boats and boat building. After being apprenticed as a shipwright in Maldon, Essex, he studied at Colchester School of Art, Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. His work follows the coastal variations of the simple workboat.
.In 2016 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Colchester Art Society, a special anniversary medal designed by the sculptor, John Doubleday, was awarded to James Dodds for his outstanding contribution to the visual arts.