James Cauty is a British artist and musician who has become very popular for his art. He painted the popular ‘The Lord of the Rings’ art print for British retailer Athena, as well as the cover for the concept album ‘The King of Elfland’s Daughter’. He is also best known as a leading innovator in the birth of the ambient house genre and as the man who (along with former bandmate Bill Drummond) burnt one million pounds. Cauty has distinguished himself as an artist and cultural provocateur through fusions of high art, low art and popularist mediums, sometimes with spectacular effect. In October 2005, James Cauty founded CNPD (Cautese Nationál Postal Disservice) and established ‘Stamp Art’. This art takes the form of real stamps, first day covers and limited edition prints through a series of popular images.