Sam James

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Upcycling

Sam portrays the effects of light and colour in a scene before him. Subjects come from his immediate environment and display a playful aspect often witha touch of irreverence

Studio Details

129 Harrison Road
Forest Grove

Opening Hours

  • Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 11 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 13 SeptClosed
  • Thu 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 20 SeptClosed
  • Thu 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 23 SeptClosed
  • Sun 24 SeptClosed

From Witchcliffe drive towards Augusta. Turn left off Bussell Highway onto West Calgardup road. Turn the first left onto Harrison Road. Drive for approximately one kilometre along Harrison Road, until you get to 129 on the left hand side the road.

  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Family friendly (suitable for children)

Working from a former Olive Grove and located on the Wadandi trail, my studio is located in what used to be an olive oil processing and storing facility. Along with olive trees my studio location is home to a wide variety of animals and I enjoy the opportunity of growing and harvesting my own produce. I enjoy being able to live in such a beautiful rural setting, being closer to nature and living a simpler more self-sufficient life and this spills over into my art.
In terms of my art practice I would describe myself as a contemporary figurative painter of landscapes, still lives and portraits. Working primarily with oil and acrylic on canvas, my preferred method is to draw and paint from life, where I focus on capturing in paint the effects of light and colour within a scene before me at a particular point in time.
My focus is on subjects close to my immediate environment. I particularly enjoy utilising the everyday and overlooked in my work, in an effort to recognise the beauty present within our world and to portray the extraordinary that exists within the ordinary. I also like to explore the meanings that objects convey or the meanings that we may place on them.
I try to be playful and maybe a little bit irreverent in my work as well as I think there’s already too much to worry about in the world! I am influenced in part by where I live, pop culture and by the work of artists I admire