James Bartholomew has worked as a contemporary landscape and seascape painter since 1992. He has a strong reputation within the British contemporary art market and his recognisable, ‘loose and energetic’ style has gained widespread acclaim.
Strong light and colour are often central to James’ paintings and dynamic viewpoints are a feature in many. He states, “I am fascinated by the interplay between a subject and light and how changing weather can alter the essence of something so completely.”
James was made a full member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) in 2002 and his work has also received several notable awards; most recently the Kenneth Denton Award for his painting ‘Atlantic Blue 4’ (RSMA Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, October 2018).
Alongside his own gallery (Mill House Gallery in Lancashire - now in its 22nd year) James has been represented by several leading UK galleries. He also exhibits regularly at the Federation of British Artists’ society shows. His work is found in both private and corporate collections around the world.