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Born in 1948, Bromley, Kent, England, Nicholas Philip James studied Painting with Keith Vaughan and Frank Auerbach at the Slade School, UCL, and History of Art (MA) Kingston University.

His primary attraction to landscape was developed in works made on site in Sussex, , Cornwall and the Lake District, progressing to city views of London and Paris.


He has exhibited at The RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists and regularly with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (Winsor& Newton and Ranelagh Prize Winner; elected full member ROI 2006. He has exhibited at Whittington Fine Art, Henley; Courcoux & Courcoux  Stockbridge Hampshire; Wold Galleries, Bourton on the Water Glos; Bourne Galleries  Reigate; The  Turner Gallery Exeter, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Lime Tree Gallery Bristol and in 2016-17 M1 Fine Art Greenwich. Works are held in collections in England and America.


Contact via the Federation of British Artists

17, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD Telephone: 020 7930 6844


ROI Member page



The seeming variety of painting styles, at one point representational and then at another so abstract. Also the use of color is right on. Vivid in the more abstract landscapes and then more subtle and unexpected in the cityscapes.

Jack ONeill, Elm Hill Gallery, Houston

His large townscapes express a romantic classicism recalling Richard Parkes Bonington. The artists small watercolours make an innovative interpretation of the landscape.

Exhibition at Reades Gallery, Aldeburgh, reviewed by Richard Inman in the East Anglian Daily Times.

Stunning open moorland landscapes

The Gallery Seen Newsletter Devon


The drawings and watercolours appeal to me personally

Hope Daniels, Editor American Style

Marika Oval

Oil on canvas 16hx12w in

ROI 2017 Annual Exhibition

Mall Galleries November

A new catalogue of work published

October 2017

ISBN 9781908419989

8x6in 43 colour ill.80pp

GBP15.99 innc.pp (Cv Publications)



Folios of the Artist