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Candid Arts Trust,
3 Torrens Street, Islington,
London EC1V 1NQ

Lucentis acrylic on canvas 80x150cm19th April 2014

Studio Work


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I find the images of great interest

Jonathan Le Vey, Oriel Theatr Clwyd

The rigorous process yields interesting effects

Catherine Dickinson, curator, Manchester Art Gallery


The curators showed interest in the work

Bernard Blistene, director, Centre Pompidou Paris





Studio  12/03/2014

Born November1948 Bromley Kent Nicholas James Philip Wegner (Nicholas Philip James from 2002) Father illustrator Fritz Wegner (1924 to 2015), mother Janet, writer and journalist. He studied painting with Frank Auerbach and Keith Vaughan at the Slade School, UCL (BA), printmaking with Stanley Jones at the Curwen Press and History of Art (MA) at Kingston University.


His primary attraction to landscape developed in works made in the 1960s on site in Sussex, Devon, Cornwall and the Lake District progressing to city views of London and Oxford, and abroad in France, Spain and Greece.


Corporate assignments have included repeat commissions for US chain Gilbert/Robinson inc, Inchcape plc, Arther Guinness and Co. He regularly exhibits at The Royal Institute of Oil Painters as Philip James ROI (Winsor & Newton Prize 2003, elected a full member 2006). He has shown at Wold Galleries, Gloucestershire, Courcoux and Courcoux, Stockbridge, The Turner Gallery, Exeter, and Whittington Fine Art Henley. In April 2008 with his sister Elizabeth Summers at Peter Pears Gallery Aldeburgh, Suffolk, and October 2014 in Depth of Colour at the Lime Tree Gallery Bristol. In June 2017 his work featured at M1 Fine Art Greenwich.


Forthcoming venues in 2019/20 include Claydon House Bucks (The Peoples Landscape, September) and Adrian Hill Fine Art, Holt Norfolk (ROI) 2020. His work is held in private collections here and abroad. Published entries include Dartmoor Artists (Brian Le Messurier, Hallsgrove Press) and Whos Who In Art(Hilmarton Manor Press). In 2018 he published a book on landscape, Studio Work: Philip James ROI >


From 1973 to 1978 he operated The Gallery, 65a Lisson Street NW1, producing projects including artists John Latham, Stephen Willats, Rita Donagh, Tony Rothon, Vaughan Grylls, Gerald Newmam, John A.Walker and Jonathan Miles.

Cv/VAR Archive >


With Sarah Batiste he edited Cv Journal from 1988to 1991, forming Cv Publications in 1992 and Cv/Visual Arts Research in 1995,cpublishing over 350 books, monographas and 240 audiobooks

Cv print and audio trackscreative.com >

Cv monthly review tracksdirectory.ision,co.uk >



Portfolio www.philipjamesstudio.com