James Kelso, of this parish
Born London, England. Educated Sloane School, Chelsea. Self-taught painter. Similar in that respect to Leonardo da Vinci - we were both self-taught but he had a better teacher. Works with acrylics, oils, watercolour and graphite on board and paper. Has exhibited in galleries throughout Britain and also in America. Regularly submits, and is irregularly shown, at The Royal Academy as well as other London venues including The Royal Society of British Artists - The Mall Galleries - The Royal Festival Hall and The London Stock Exchange. Paintings are in private collections in America, Australia, Britain, France and Sweden and prints have been sold worldwide.
Portrait photo by Cecil Beaton - or was it Karsh of Ottawa? - or Antony Armstrong Jones? - I'll check.,
Work may be seen on other sites including:
Behind the scenes, shed loads of glamour
Warning: paintings might hang around for 1000 years.
I live by the rule, when I'm painting I'm not only making art, I'm making furniture. I use the finest light-fast oil, acrylic and watercolour paints. I work on gessoed hardboard. If you don’t damage, burn or submerge the paintings, they might last 1000 year. If they don't, well, get back to me.