James Jones was born in Goulburn, NSW in 1963. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts
(Philosophy Major), from Macquarie University in 1986, and then again with a Diploma of Art
(Painting) from National Art School in 1990. In 1994, James was awarded an artist residency
at Cite` Internationale des Arts, in Paris.
James has exhibited work regularly since 1990 and has had nine solo exhibitions with King
Street since joining the gallery in 2000. His paintings have been included in many prominent
Australian prizes winning the Gruner Art Prize for Landscape Painting Art Gallery of NSW,
the Winsor & Newton Australian Art prize, and the Willoughby Art Prize. He has been
included in the NSW Parliament en Plein Air prize and most recently was selected as a
finalist in the Korea-Australia Arts Foundation award, exhibiting in 2020.
His paintings feature in numerous institutional collections such as the Allens Collection,
Macquarie Bank, (Sydney & Bejing), The Establishment Hotel, Sydney, News Corporation
Australia, Winsor & Newton, UK and many private collections in Australia, Europe, UK, Asia
and the US.
James currently resides on the Northern Beaches.