A wonderfully passionate artist, Andrew James has been painting for over 25 years, capturing incredible likeness and energy of his subjects, through his sumptuous, rigorous & painterly approach.
Based in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Andrew James is a highly sought after Artist, who has worked on many prestigious commissions of public figures. Winner of the Carroll Foundation Award in 1998 and of BBC's Star Portraits with Rolf Harris, Andrew was elected Vice-President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2008.
2011 Artists Award, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists2008 Elected Vice President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP)2004 Honorary Member of Hesketh Hubbard Art Society 2004 Winner of BBC's Star Portraits with Rolf Harris. Selected by TV's Antique Expert, David Dickinson in the National Portrait Gallery.2002 Elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP)1998 Winner of the Carroll Foundation Award for the portrait Ivy Cole, bestowed by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP)
2011/12 Tutor, Arte Umbria, Italy 2011/12 Tutor, Art Academy, London2007 to present Tutor, Heatherleys School of Fine Art, Chelsea, London2004 Judge ‘ Not the Turner Prize' sponsored by the Daily Mail2004 to present Regular portrait painting demonstrations2004 to present Member of the FBA Education Committee, Mall Galleries, London2003 BBC1 Star Portraits with Rolf Harris, Portrait of David Dickinson