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To quote the British art commentator Ralph Steadman:

‘The paint itself is also an object – it is subject to its own motivation, rules and dynamic which the artist must overcome, ignore or amplify’.

This so much captures the why, what, and how I paint.

I start work with simplified drawings of shapes and blocks of colour based on my subject matter. The painting then takes a journey into abstraction, of colour, tactile mark making and scraping back using both knife and brush. Reworked several times until eventually the painting is resolved.

'James Kerr spent his early years as a decorative painter working with many of London’s leading interior designers. 

​With his wonderful understanding of colour, paint and form he now

devotes his energies to his passion for easel painting. In his strong and colourful still life and landscape paintings he freely acknowledges his inspiration of many of the great 20th Century Modernists.'

Sarah Colgrave  Fine Art

I regularly exhibits my work in solo and joint exhibitions;

 I also sell from my website and instagram.

Selling  to UK and Worldwide

Prices are quoted in GBP & USD

( subject to exchange rates ) 

Represented by 

The Brian Sinfield Gallery ​   British Art Portfolio ​   


Nadia Waterfield Gallery 2023, Holt Gallery 2023, Sarah Colgrave Fine Art 2022-23,  Brian Sinfield Gallery 2021-3,  The Compton Gallery 2021/22 , D Contemporary, Grafton Street. Mayfair, British Art Portfolio  2- 3 shows per year since 2012.  Buckland Gallery – Broadway 2017/21 .  St John’s College Oxford 2014 – London Life – Dynamic Art 2011. ROI & RBA – Mall Galleries occasionally in early 1990’s. Addison Ross Gallery – Chelsea 1994. Charles Mayes Gallery – Pimlico 1992, Stour Gallery Summer Exhibition 2011-16, Brass Monkey Group 2011, Chadlington, Stour Gallery Winter Exhibition 2009 /10 /11/ 12 /13/14, Brass Monkey Group 2009, Asthall Manor, Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge 2008, Brass Monkey Group 2008, Idlicote Art from 2000-2012, Illmington Manor Warwickshire Arts Week 2006 /2008/and many many more…..

Prices range  between  £500.00 - £5,000.00

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