Brian James

Born in Birmingham, Brian grew up in the heart of Britain's motor industry which formed his passion for all things automotive. After many years in advertising first as an art director and later as an illustrator he worked on many national and international accounts. In recent years Brian has turned his attention towards fine art with work published in Europe and  the US. Many of these images are in Art Deco style, a special interest of Brian’s, especially the posters and graphics of the 20’s and 30’s. These have had a strong influence on his automobile painting, and help set the subjects in period. Brian’s recent work has included the main poster, and illustrating the yearbook for BMW ‘s Concorso d’Eleganza in Italy for the past six years. Other commissions include Salon Prive, The RAC Veteran Car Run and a motoring related mural on an exterior wall in Bloomsbury, London for the Bedford Estates. As well as many paintings for private collectors and classic car owners. Original paintings are available for sale, as well as limited edition prints, or why not commission a painting of your favourite car, or motoring subject.


Tel: 0116 212 1957

Mob: 07804 232766

Mercedes Benz 300SLR 1955 final version low res.jpg
Salon Prive front cover.jpg
1933 Bugatti Type 55 low res.jpg