James's work captures intricate and complex Motorsport subjects in an environment of pure colour, this is to create an image that lives not just in the painting, but amongst the room it occupies, giving a focused personality to each piece.
His work has so far been exhibited in Motorsport Magazine, the London Visual Art Open 2022 and galleries across the South of England. It is also featured in the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023, all at 25.
Formula 1 is something James is incredibly passionate about. "Capturing the fast-paced Formula 1 driver and their team with all the excitement and history behind it never gets old"
But his love of Formula 1 came a little later than you might think, it wasn't until his late teens that he saw the first race on the television. He was never brought up with access to much motorsport, but Formula 1 soon became more than a sport to him, it became a petrol painting passion.
His first painting of Formula 1 was Lewis Hamilton in 2021 at the Mexican GP, titled "Pit Stop", It's a very complex scene, in which the visors of the pit crew helmets were painted with tiny reflections of the grandstand. "I live for the small details that make up a painting. Pit Stop was this catalyst for the work I create today"
To this day James's distinctive style and subjects capture the imagination of fans and their walls. "What first started as drawings in my bedroom, has exploded into a dream job and a painting obsession, now I just can't wait to see what's waiting around the corner"
Website - www.jamesstevensartist.com