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,
To find out more about Karl and his work
Karl’s facebook page
Karl’s Instagram account
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Very Interesting how this painter works both in a factory and also at his vocation of being a painter. Good on him. Very interesting and inspiring.
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thank you. How we all aspire to be full time artists. Unfortunately these days it is just uneconomical to be so. Im sure an extra ordinary proportion of practicing artists have to work elsewhere to make a living. Im so glad you enjoyed this podcast.Sorry about the late reply. I just saw the comment
Love your faux naif story telling work but realise you had to shake off the Nolan influence and allow your superb draughtsman skills to come to the fore
I love that early faux naif period of storytelling but do realise you had to shrug off the Nolan influence and allow your superb draughtsmanship to come to the fore Would be nice to see that and imagination coming together in your future work