James Bland

About the Artist

James Bland is an English figurative artist born in Grimsby who now lives and works in Kent. He exhibits frequently in fine art galleries and major art fairs in London.

He holds an MA in Fine Art from Canterbury Christ Church University and has travelled extensively in Italy where he lived between 2005 and 2006. In 2007 he received the Janet Konstam Travel Award for travel in Italy and was made artist in residence at the Centro Verrocchio art school in Tuscany.

He was the 1st prize winner of the The Winsor & Newton Oil Painters Awards at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 2013

In January 2015, he was elected a member of the New English Art Club, a London-based exhibiting society, based at the Mall Galleries.

“My work incorporates diverse approaches to style and subject but begins always in drawing and painting from life. My aim is to find an image that resonates through simplicity of colour and form.

Though some of my paintings are done relatively quickly, most take a long time and change a lot in the process. They might be cut down, re-stretched, scraped back or painted over, I like the idea of painting as a way of telling stories and find inspiration in literature as well as visual art.”

James’ paintings are very much underpinned by traditional values of draughtsmanship and colour theory. He produces paintings that would not be out of place in the company of some of the great masters.

Ioana
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 450mm x 300
mm
POA

History of Sleep
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 510mm x 510
mm
POA

Suzon
Oil on Panel
Size Unframed: 340mm x 40
0mm
POA

seated nude

Seated Nude
Oil on Canvas
Size Framed: 275mm x 325mm
POA

The Bowl
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 460mm x 410
mm
POA

Seated Nude 2
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 405mm x 5
05mm
POA

Alice
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 500mm x 40
0mm
POA

Still Life with Rug and Books
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 560mm x 560
mm
POA

Anastasia
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 510mm x 36
0mm
POA

Spot Jug
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 510mm x 56
0mm
POA

The Photographers
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 610mm x 71
0mm
POA

October Sun
Oil on Canvas
Size Framed: 255mm x 355mm
POA

Sicily
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 305mm x 36
0mm
POA

Foil Cups
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 130mm x 180
mm
POA

V.W.
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 250mm x 20
0mm
POA

Fiona in Sunlight
Oil on Canvas
Size Framed: 380mm x 40
0mm
POA

Yew Tree
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 360mm x 33
0mm
POA

Lighthouse
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 505mm x 500
mm
SOLD

Red Akemi
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 550mm x 45
0mm
SOLD

Vanessa
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 610mm x 76
0mm
SOLD

Vanessa Reclining
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 355mm x 56
0mm
SOLD

Early Spring Landscape
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 100mm x 18
0mm
SOLD

Self Portrait in a Hat
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 340mm x 32
0mm
SOLD

Peeled Orange
Oil on Canvas
Size Framed: 225mm x 255
mm
SOLD

Katherine in an Orange Tree
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 405mm x 61
0mm
SOLD