james colmer art

CONTACT

For art and design enquiries, commissions or just to say hello please email:

jamescolmer@me.com

 

FOLLOW ME

Drawn to design

Artist, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, husband, father, foodie, surfer and scribbler.

 

ART

It’s fair to say I’m obsessed about the sea and its changing moods are an overriding influence on my art… Tranquility, drama, ferocity, all I try to reflect in my studies.

In the people and places I paint, I try to bring out their personalities and emotions to create something deeper and more colourful than just a straight landscape or portrait. Sometimes adding my own poetry to bring more dimension the piece.

I’ve been a scribbler ever since I could pick up a pencil so I was always destined to be an artist somehow. After schooling in Guernsey I went off to Falmouth College of Arts to study an Arts foundation, then a BA honours in illustration. After some time in Cornwall I moved back to Guernsey combining work as a graphic designer, illustrator and artist.

Explore my art portfolio here

 

GRAPHICS

I am fortunate that creativity crosses over into all my work and allows me to explore many disciplines and styles. I have over 20 years experience working in graphic design and advertising, working for many agencies, starting up a web design agency with friends and working in house for Healthspan. Along the way collaborating with large clients such as M&S, Lloyds bank offshore, MGM film studios to name a few.

I love positive, life affirming graphics. My favourite graphic design projects are ones where I can incorporate my own illustrative elements, adding life and personality to a brand. This has got me involved in some great initiatives with musicians, surf brands and community projects.

Illustration is that bridge between my fine art and graphic design and I love the places it can take me.

Explore my graphic design and illustration portfolio here

 

From designing graphics for surf brands to storytelling, each one has a journey I love to connect with.

 

LIFE & LOVE

I’m very fortunate to live in Guernsey with my beautiful wife Ingrid, my son Heron a black cat Maya and Raoul, my Amazonian albino frog!

When I’m not scribbling I’m eating, surfing or chateau hunting in France! “Chateau hunting in France” I hear you say? Ingrid and myself also founded The Chateau Bee, sourcing stunning wedding venues in France. Discover more about The Chateau Bee here.

Keep up to date on my current art, design and life on my blog and on instagram

 

ART FOR SALE

Price for artwork includes delivery by Royal Mail special delivery but not VAT. If you are buying the artwork outside of the Channel Islands you will incur VAT charges.

 

ART PRINTS

For prints I do bespoke orders so you can have the artwork the perfect size for your space. I do limit the amount to be produced and sign and register each one. Each print is on 310 gsm Giclée fine art paper and can have a backing mount if you wish.

Because of the bespoke nature of the prints I quote for each order but to give you an idea:

30x40cm, delivered, unframed and unmounted: £69
40x50cm, delivered, unframed and unmounted: £77
60x50cm, delivered, unframed and unmounted: £85

If you give me the height or width you would like the artwork printed I can give you an exact quote.

Art print orders outside the UK will incur further delivery costs.

 

Have you a challenge for me?

For any commissions please contact me at jamescolmer@me.com

 

Creative Showcase

2017 – Arts Foundation Launch, Government House, Guernsey

2017 – Skipton Arts Festival, Guernsey

2016 – Oberlands Centre, Guernsey, permanent display

2016 – Guernsey Arts Festival

2015 – Love exhibition, Gatehouse Gallery, Guernsey

2015 – Guernsey Arts Festival

2013 – Runner up in Ormerland Art competition

2012 – Winner of Livingroom, Living art competition

2012 – JJ Fox exhibition, Jersey/Guernsey

2012 – Winner of Gallery Magazine’s April art competition

2008 – JJ Fox exhibition, Jersey/Guernsey

2011 – Reclassified exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, Guernsey

2008 – Mourant Art Prize finalist

2000 – Millenium exhibition, Guernsey