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James Willis

James Willis lives in Hertfordshire. In preparation for his paintings of London he has been researching locations to find the familiar views that also enhance the perspective in a fresh way. This has led to many days of drawing in situ to find those views that work to best effect.
“The more work I have done in preparation, the more I have found that my original concept has evolved into showing the changing relationship between historic London and the new as well as exploring the more traditional panoramic format to illustrate the relationship between the city’s buildings and their horizontal and vertical lines.”
“My aim in the finished works is to provide the viewer with a sense of place and time – a chance to look anew at many of the old and familiar city views.”
James has a BA Hons in Fine Art and Music as well as an MA in the History of Art. His works are in private and public collections including with the Soane Museum (where he was the Resident Artist for some years), Luton Hoo Hotel and the Bentham Collection. He lectures on painting techniques and concepts, Georgian Architectural Drawing and its historical context, the development of British Art in the 18th century and art in Renaissance Venice.
"For me painting is a way to explore the world and its people, to communicate my ideas about them and share my experiences."

Late Afternoon Light in the City

Late Afternoon Light in the City

Oil on canvas
142 x 76 cm
£19,500 (+ VAT if in UK)

To buy this painting or for more information please email: fraser@agallery.co.uk

Thames, Early Morning Light

Thames, Early Morning Light

Oil on canvas
229 x 61 cm
£15,600 (+ VAT if in UK)

To buy this painting or for more information please email: fraser@agallery.co.uk

Approaching Rain, Westminster

Approaching Rain, Westminster

Oil on canvas
229 x 61 cm
£15,000 (+ VAT if in UK)

To buy this painting or for more information please email: fraser@agallery.co.uk

Thames Looking East From Waterloo Bridge

Thames Looking East From Waterloo Bridge

Oil on canvas
229 x 61 cm
£12,000 (+ VAT if in UK)

To buy this painting or for more information please email: fraser@agallery.co.uk

From Greenwich Hill

From Greenwich Hill

Oil on canvas
229 x 61 cm
£13,000 (+ VAT if in UK)

To buy this painting or for more information please email: fraser@agallery.co.uk

Kings Cross St Pancras, Morning

Kings Cross St Pancras, Morning

Oil on canvas
124 x 46 cm

£3,250 (+ VAT if in UK)

To buy this painting or for more information please email: fraser@agallery.co.uk

Tower Bridge from the Monument

Tower Bridge from the Monument

Oil on canvas
107 x 76 cm

£5,850 (+ VAT if in UK)

To buy this painting or for more information please email: fraser@agallery.co.uk

Early March Toward Westminster

Early March Toward Westminster

Oil on canvas
107 x 76 cm
SOLD

Ludgate Hill with St Pauls Cathedral

Ludgate Hill with St Pauls Cathedral

Oil on canvas
61 x 76 cm

£3,900 (+ VAT if in UK)

To buy this painting or for more information please email: fraser@agallery.co.uk

St Botolph's Without

St Botolph's Without

Oil on canvas
76 x 61 cm

£3,900 (+ VAT if in UK)

To buy this painting or for more information please email: fraser@agallery.co.uk

Westminster

Westminster

76 x 40 cm
Watercolour

SOLD

Thames View With St Pauls Cathedral

Thames View With St Pauls Cathedral

Watercolour
76 x 40 cm

SOLD

City with St Pauls Cathedral

City with St Pauls Cathedral

Pencil on paper
34 x 50 cm

SOLD

City with Canary Wharf

City with Canary Wharf

Pencil on paper
34 x 50 cm

SOLD

City with Tower Bridge

City with Tower Bridge

Pencil on paper
34 x 50 cm

SOLD

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