JAMES NEWTON ADAMS (1971 - ) is best known for his faux naïve paintings and steel sculpture; often inspired by the peoples, animals and landscape of the Isle of Skye where he lives and works.  

ADAMS was born in London where he studied sculpture before moving to the Highlands in 2014. ADAMS's work builds on great artists which preceded him - John Bellany, L.S. Lowry, Alfred Wallace, Lynn Chadwick - pulling inspiration from then but making his work very much his own and in a cannon of British art. In the words of art critic Georgina Coburn…

 

"The acrylic paintings and steel sculptures of James Newton Adams are naively drawn, often humorous and insightful observations of humanity. The artist's use of stark black and white with expressionistic accents of colour captures everyday life with refreshing economy and joie de vivre."

 

August 2015