James Kerr

Although not formally trained, I spent ten years in the 1980’s as a decorative painter.  Co-creating the partnership Kerr & Erskine. Contracted by many of London’s top interior designers, we travelled over United Kingdom and Europe.  This is where I learnt my craft to understand the use of colour, the knowledge of paint and materials.

I have painted ever since and have over the years built an enviable reputation for gutsy abstracted work which is continually evolving in style and method.

To quote the illustrator and commentator Ralph Steadman:

‘The paint itself is also an object – it is subject to its own motivation, rules and dynamic which the artist must overcome, ignore or amplify’.

This in so many ways express so much the ‘why and what’ I paint.’