James Kerr Biography

James Kerr Photography of Artist

James Kerr

Although not formally trained, I have painted all my adult life, I have over the years built an enviable reputation for gutsy abstracted work. To quote 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 in so many ways expresses so much the ‘why and what’ I paint.

An admirer of many the great 20th Century masters from Cezanne onwards, it is however from the British schools that include William Scott, Patrick Heron and Roger Hilton that have greatest influence on my work. I paint in oil on board, working from pencil sketches, and complete in my studio.

When not painting I work as a landscape, architectural and garden photographer. Current projects include a coffee table book on the battlefields of the Great War to by published by Helion in the summer of 2016 called Silent Landscape.

EXHIBITED: 
British Art Portfolio – 2- 3 shows per year since 2012. St Johns College Oxford 2012 – London 
Life – Dynamic Art 2011. 
ROI & RBA – Mall Galleries occasionally in early 1990’s.
Addison Ross Gallery – Chelsea 1994.
Charles Mayes Gallery – Pimlico1992


Warwickshire 
Stour Gallery Summer Exhibition 2011-15, 
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, Asthall Manor,
Idlicote Art from 2000-2012, 
Illmington Manor Warwickshire Arts Week 2006 /2008/
and many more…..