Welsh artist and illustrator James Iles is noted for his work as an abstract industrial landscape painter and storyboard artist for film and television. As storyboard artist, he has illustrated  British television series such as Sherlock and Doctor Who. His paintings are included in private and public collections in the UK, Finland, USA, France and Spain.

James's paintings are the result of a three stage process of observation, expression, and reduction. They are a reaction to life in the city and an attempt to capture and control the energy, movement and growth of populated and industrial areas, and the machinery that shapes our immediate surroundings. From energetic pen and ink studies, to expressive and aggressive mixed media paintings,James finally arrives at highly reduced and stylised works, using flat colours and clean, bold outlines to celebrate the subject matter.

He lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

Selected Shows

2019

The Old And The New. Group Show. The Attic Gallery, Swansea, Wales.

2018

Sideshow. Group Show. Paja & Bureau, Helsinki, Finland.

Rock Bars, Restrooms and Rogues. Solo Show. Konst Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

2017

In Transit. Two Man Show. Factory Street Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

2016

Red Hot Machines. Solo Show. Konst Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

2015

Pen and Ink. Solo Show.  Konst Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

2014

Meetings. Group Show. Galleria Kajaste, Helsinki, Finland.

Big Toys. Solo Show. Galleria Saima, Helsinki, Finland.

2012


The Grand Theatre Arts Wing. Solo Show. Swansea, Wales.
 The Nick Holly Gallery. Group Show. Swansea, Wales.

2010


Mannerheimintie 22-24. Solo Show. Helsinki, Finland.
 The Nick Holly Gallery. Group Show. Swansea, Wales.
 Summer Show. The Russell Gallery. Group Show. Putney, London.
 Brick Bare. Solo Show. Siltanen, Helsinki, Finland
 Summer Show. The Nick Holly Gallery. Group Show. Swansea, Wales.
 Coast and Industry. Solo Show. Arts Wing, Swansea Grand Theatre, Wales.

2009

Helsinki:New Views. Solo Show. International Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland

2008


The White Room. Solo Show.  Swansea, Wales.
 The Junction Gallery. Group Show.  Swansea, Wales.
 Pontardawe Arts Centre. Group Show. Pontardawe, Wales.

2007


The Dylan Thomas Centre. Solo Show.  Swansea, Wales.
Arts Wing, Swansea Grand Theatre. Solo Show. Swansea, Wales.

2006


Mambo Cafe. Solo Show.  Swansea, Wales.

2005

Grand Theatre Arts Wing. Solo Show. Swansea, Wales.


2004

New Illustrators. Group Show. Exhibition and Conference Centre, London.

 

Education

BA Illustration. Swansea Metropolitan University.

Contact

email: j_w_iles@hotmail.com

phone: U.K. +44(0)7807750442

Finland +358504066395