Karl James is a self- taught, multi award winning artist working from Whyalla in regional South Australia,his oeuvre is wide and ranges from colourful, expressionist, figurative narratives and portraits in oil to charcoal, pastel and mixed media drawings, expressionist mono prints, linocuts and collages.His work has been exhibited throughout Australia, the USA and Ireland with works held in various private and corporate collections in Australia, Canada the USA and Ireland. I have been the recipient of a Foundation South Australia arts development scholarship, winner of the Whyalla art prize, Hummock hill art prize and One Steel industrial art award.
He is a storyteller. Whether it be by reinterpreting historical events, myths or just exploring an emotional or psychological scenario there is always something to be learned, sieved through the psyche and passed on to the viewer in a new way.
Karl has just had a small intimate exhibition in the Gallery and has 4 new followers, many are now beginning to see what an exceptional painter and story teller he really is. Karl will also be joining the Gallery in this years Edinburgh art fair 2016