ABOUT JAMES ROBERTS
James Roberts studied at the Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design in the UK. For over 35 years he has been working as a painter and media director and is currently living and working in Sydney, Australia.
Painting has always been a constant meditative practice for James. Lately, art and art-making provide an even greater flame of inspiration, offering solace, newfound comfort, and inner peace. Recent works find inspiration and subject matter in rural Australia, the ocean and still-life subjects, with ideas of isolation, quietness, contemplation, memories, solitude, and a momentary view - leaving, belonging, and returning.
James uses part representational techniques: mainly painting on wooden panels and linen with charcoal underdrawing, mixed media, and wax mediums.
"In every painting, there is a journey from inspiration to realisation. Every painting holds a memory of that journey." - James Roberts
2011 - 'Spring', group show
2014 - 'Colour blue', group show
2018 - The Annex exhibition, Project Gallery 90, Sydney
2019 - Group summer exhibition, Project Gallery 90, Sydney
2020 - Finalist Drummoyne Art Society NSW exhibition
2021 - 'Paintings for a kitchen', Project Gallery 90, Sydney
2021 - Finalist Waverley Woollahra 9x5 landscape exhibition
2022 - 'Objects from a beach house', Project Gallery 90, Sydney
2022 - 'Small paintings for Christmas', group exhibition, Project Gallery 90, Sydney
2023 - Group summer exhibition, Project Gallery 90, Sydney
2023 - 'Shucked - Champagne and Oysters', group exhibition, Project Gallery 90, Sydney
2023 - 'State of stillness', Project Gallery 90, Sydney