Painting "The Grand Canal & San Salute" By James Bartholomew RSMA - image 1 of 16

1 Large Fine Art Mixed Media Painting "The Grand Canal & San Salute" Signed James Bartholomew RSMA.
Signed by the known artist James Bartholomew.
Subject beautiful landscape iconic view of Venice the Grand Canal & San Salute.
It brings back such happy memories of having holidays there.
Circa 21st century.
With a protective perspex front cover.
Mixed media, watercolour & pastel.
Set in original contemporary frame.
JAMES BARTHOLOMEW RSMA “I am fascinated by the interplay between a subject and light and how changing weather can alter the essence of something so completely.”
Since 1992, James has worked as a contemporary landscape and seascape painter. He has a strong reputation within the British contemporary art market and his recognisable, ‘loose and energetic’ style has gained widespread acclaim.
Strong light and colour are often central to James’ paintings and dynamic viewpoints are a feature in many.
He was made a full member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) in 2002 and his work has also received several notable awards; most recently the Kenneth Denton Award for his painting ‘Atlantic Blue 4’ (RSMA Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, October 2018).
Alongside his own gallery (Mill House Gallery in Lancashire - now in it’s 22nd year), James has been represented by several leading UK galleries.
He also exhibits regularly at the Federation of British Artists’ society shows. His work is found in both private and corporate collections around the world.
Selected commissioning clients:
Waitrose, BBC, The Sunday Times, British Tourist Authority. Selected awards:
Laing Landscape Art Prize, Sir Peter Scott Award, Charles Pears Award (RSMA Annual Exhibition).
The Arts Club Award, Artist Magazine Award, Kenneth Denton Award (RSMA Annual Exhibition).
Artist statement
The things I paint are basically the things I love. From breaking waves on the Cornish coast at first light, to vibrant, crumbling Venetian facades. From a storm arriving into a sharply lit Lakeland valley, to a drooling 1000kg Hereford bull!
I have a love for the outdoors, for animals and for nature in general. I am fascinated by the interplay between a subject and light and how changing weather can alter the essence of something so completely. Strong light, and the resulting colours and shadows, are often the inspiration and form the starting point for a picture
While my paintings cover several subjects, the approach is fairly consistent. The way I paint is quite energetic, with gestural, spontaneous marks and sweeping strokes. Since many of the subjects I choose are ‘moving’ (sea, skies, animals), the marks hopefully convey some of this motion and energy and give the paintings their liveliness.
I work on a comparatively large scale (typically 70cm x 50cm or bigger) which allows for a loose approach. Much smaller and I find the process becomes a bit fiddly! I mostly work in pastel & watercolour together, the mediums soon becoming mixed up.
The pastel will sometimes get wet and moved around within the paint, becoming simply a pigment. Other times it is used over the top of the dry paint. Through this method, the vibrancy can be reintroduced with the pastels and the painting can be changed at any stage. This leaves plenty of room to experiment on the surface without worrying about spoiling the painting, which I find quite liberating.
I have also recently discovered a new love for painting in acrylic. I find the vibrancy and depth of the pigments particularly good for my marine subjects and the intense hues sometimes found when sun combines with sea water.
I try to create paintings that are as uplifting and inspiring as the subjects are to me and to convey the energy and vibrancy that draw me to them.The painting surface is in such excellent condition due to it being protected by a glass cover on the front.
Provenance the first owner was formally a diplomat Sir Donald Tebbit who originally bought it in 2008 from an art gallery, the paperwork verso.
Ready for immediate home display.
Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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Condition report.
Offered in fine used condition.
Having some noticeable wear to the frame, scuffs scratches to the frame also some commensurate with usage & age. With some scratches, smears, scuffs & stains to the front plexiglass cover.
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Dimensions in inches & centimetres of the frame approximate

High 38.18" (97cm)
Wide 30.31" (77cm)
Depth thickness of frame 1.18" (3cm)

England • English
21st Century

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Painting "The Grand Canal & San Salute" By James Bartholomew RSMA

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