James Earley is the Master Designer, Owner and President of the Royal Bouquet Florist. His training began as an apprentice under another master designer before venturing out on his own to become a boutique florist shop owner.
His training didn’t stop once he started his florist business – he continued to hone his design skills by enrolling in additional floral design classes, floral seminars, joining the Society of American Florists and learning from other experts in the field. The hands on application in his flower shop enabled him to grow artistically as a floral designer.
James’ previous training in the fine arts as a painter (watercolor, acrylic and oils) came in quite handy as a master floral designer. His love of nature, color and art all came full circle for James in the florist business. It turned out to be the perfect career choice for James where he has continued to excel year after year. He attributes it to his constant attention to skills development, his natural love for flowers and color, and the understanding that he is making a positive impact on people’s lives every single day!
A long list of "who’s who" has either ordered or has received beautifully french-inspired and artistically balanced floral arrangements from James and the Royal Bouquet Florist. Some noteables include US Senator John Kerry (2004 Democratic presidential candidate), a floral supplier to the democratic national convention held in Boston in 2004, comedienes Caroline Rhea & Judy Tenuta, and John Lester of the Boston Red Sox just to name a few.
In addition to having his prized boutique florist shop and storefront, James also began teaching floral design to adult education students. He was consistently highly rated by students as an instructor of floral design at the prestigious Boston Center for Adult Education. This is where he blossomed as a teacher and mentor to others that were like him – lovers of flowers and wanting to share the natural beauty with others through improving their own floral design skills. He developed the curriculum and taught several different types of floral design classes with emphasis on the beginner or "do-it-yourself" student who had no previous or very little experience with floral design.
After relocating to the Atlanta area, and selling his prized boutique florist shop, James now focuses his energies and efforts on providing floral design education and training to beginning students and do-it-yourself’ers in the artistic art of floral design. His online education and information portal is his pride and joy by enabling many more students to develop their floral art talents. In fact, he has now taught well over 700 students in the fundamentals of floral design.
His focus is on making the educational process fun and affordable to the everyday person. You can find his training programs at Flower Design Training – a training membership site focused on providing high quality, unlimited monthly floral design training (videos, downloadable instructional books, plus a lot more).
"If the day and night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet scented herbs, that is your success. All nature is your congratulations."— Henry David Thoreau