James Bemis

James Bemis was born in Detroit, USA in 1961. Following a career in photographic art, he is now painting professionally. He lives on the Isle of Wight. He enjoys working plein air, depicting, among other things, the coastline around the UK.

His work is especially influenced by painters such as Walter Sickert, James Whistler, and Paul Henry, and it is from these luminaries that he has clearly learned his deft, yet sensitive use of the brush. His painting is concerned with expressing the feeling of a place, and creating a spontaneous representation of its character, based very much in the 19th century tradition of impressionism.

James' nudes are especially tender, using light and the luminous quality of skin tones to wonderful effect. His paintings of St Ives reflect James' affection for not only the place, but for the people and eccentricities of the town, somewhere he visits often, and for which he has an enduring love. James' lovely paintings give us a window on St Ives, a personal record of the scenes and characters that make it unique. He has exhibited in the United Kingdom and the USA.
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Evening at the Sloop
Oil on panel. Elegant white, box frame.
Image area:40cm x 30cm
£550


The Arches
Oil on panel. Elegant, high quality frame.
Image area:25cm x 20cm
£475


Over the Town
Oiil on panel. Elegant moulded frame.
Image area:25cm x 20cm
£475


Nude
Oil on panel. Elegant, high quality frame.
Image area:20cm x 15cm
£375


Afternoon Drinks
Oil on panel
Image area:10” x 8”
(£475) Sold


Rainbow Over the Island
Oil on panel. Elegant moulded frame.
Image area:20cm x 15cm
(£375) Sold


Daffodils
Oil on panel. Elegant moulded frame.
Image area:40cm x 50cm
(£850) Sold


On Her Bed
Oil on panel
Image area:12” x 12”
(£950) Sold


The Sloop
Oil on panel
Image area:10” x 8”
(£450) Sold


Evening Lights
Oil on panel
Image area:12” x 31”
(£750) Sold


On the Bed
Oil on panel
Image area:8” x 6”
(£375) Sold


In the Sloop, Evening Drinks
Oil on panel
Image area:8” x 6”
(£375) Sold


The Snug
Oil on panel
Image area:8” x 6”
(£375) Sold


Early Morning
Oil on panel
Image area:8” x 8”
(£450) Sold


The Sloop at Twilight
Oil on Panel.
Image area:40cm x 30cm
(£750) Sold


Reclining Nude
Oil on french canvas. Elegant moulded frame.
Image area:
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