James Waller is an Australian/English artist and poet, currently based in Clonakilty, Ireland. He has a wide ranging practice, encompassing Baroque, Byzantine and Modernist approaches to art making. His paintings, textiles and sculptures have appeared in the Sydney Opera House, St Patrick’s Cathedral (Melbourne) and the Kasmir World Music Festival. In 2010 several of his unique abstract icons were included in a survey exhibition, “Sacred Icons in Australia” at the Riddoch Gallery, Mount Gambier, South Australia. Since 2013 he has immersed himself in the Baroque and has concentrated on developing a classical painterly language. In Ireland James is represented by 2020 Gallery, Cork and The Loft Gallery, Clonakilty. Works are also available through Saatchi online. For portrait commissions please go to www.wallerportraits.com. For classes and workshops visit www.paintingschool.jameswaller.org

“Art, for me, is the vibration of a magical essence; the incantation of an arcane force, speaking itself into being, raising itself through emotional bodies of myth and symbol, in arrangements wholly other, wholly strange, wholly true.”




Group Shows

2016 Spring Collection, 2020 Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2016 Spring Collection, Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, Ireland
2015 On the Trail of the Masters, CCAC, Clonakilty, Ireland
2015 Autumn/Winter Collection, 2020 Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2010 Mandorla Art Award, Fremantle, Western Australia
2009 “Sacred Icons in Australia”, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier, South Australia (group show)
2009 +1, Library Art Space, Melbourne
2008 Spray the Word, Library Art Space, Melbourne
2008 Ghost Lines, Library Art Space, Melbourne
2008 Illuminations, Library Art Space, Melbourne