James Adriaans is an Australian artist residing in Melbourne, Victoria. He predominantly works in oils, typically painting alla prima (wet on wet) using specifically designed slow drying oil paints.
Generally illustrating a style of realism within his paintings, James’ portfolio depicts a broad range of still-life, animal, landscape and portrait representations. Whilst typically painting from his Melbourne based studio, James also enjoys plein air painting.
As a student, James had a strong passion for the creative arts taking every artistic subject available to him. Upon completion of his secondary school education he progressed in the direction of civil drafting, which quickly led to a career in ‘construction project management & controls’ giving him the opportunity to travel abroad & experience many different cultures.
Whilst still heavily involved in large scale construction projects, James dedicates as much time as has available to his painting.