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Ep 39 - Karl James : Otherworldly painting


Karl James is an Australian artist. For the last 30 years he has been tucked away in regional Whyalla quietly building an impressive body of work. He paints dreamy pictures of gritty subjects like the Ned Kelly story or the Australian soldiers in Gallipoli. He has a strong following in Australia and overseas. He has been in numerous group and solo shows.

Here is what we talk about

  • Creative heroes,
  • Working in series,
  • Ned Kelly,
  • Parallel careers,
  • Roads not taken,
  • The Chimera gallery,
  • Artistic process,
  • Australian art market,
  • Most moving picture,
  • Current artistic challenges,
  • Future generations,

Karl James Coming home

To find out more about Karl and his work
Karl’s facebook page
Karl’s blog
Karl’s Instagram account


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