James English, born in Naul Co. Dublin in 1946,now lives in Loughshinny Co. Dublin where he has his Studio/ Gallery. After a period in horse racing, he studied painting under David Hone RHA and Charles Cullen as a part time student in N.C.A.D.
English first exhibited his work in 1974 in the Tattan Gallery in Malahide Co Dublin. This was followed up with three more exhibitions in the Tattan before staging a one person Exhibition in Gallery 22 Dublin. He then went on to have successful exhibitions in Kilcock Art Gallery, Co. Kildare, Gormley's Fine Art Dublin and Belfast, the Lavit Gallery in Cork and also in Europa in Brussels.
In 2003 English was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy and subsequently in 2005 was elected a full member. He is also a member of the Board of Governors and Guardians of the National Gallery of Ireland.
Englishs work can be found in the collections of H.E. President Mary Robinson, Ailled Irish Bank, Canadian Embassy, Jefferson Smurfit Group, Irish Management Institute, Smithwicks, Tara Mines, Goffs Bloodstock Sales, Concept Gallery Pittsburg USA and the Royal Hibernian Academy, to name but a few.
One Man Shows
The Tattan gallery 1976, 77, 78, 79. Gallery 22 Dublin 1980 & 1982.
The Kilcock Art gallery 1984, 1987,1991
The James Gallery Dalkey, Dublin 1988,1990,1993,1997,2000 and
Europa in Brussels 1996.
The Lavit Gallery, Cork, 2001
Selected group Exhibitions
R.H.A. 1979 to date.
R.H.A. Banquet shows 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2003. to date
Oireachtas Art Exhibition. 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1991, 2000.
Claremorris Open 1983.
Boyle Arts Festival 1993, 1999, 2003.
C.A.S.E Lavit Gallery. Cork 1993 to date.
Twelve Southern Artist, Eakin Gallery Belfast,
Arthur Gibney PRHA selected exhibition. Lavit Gallery Cork 1998.
Thomas Ryan PPRHA selected. Lavit Gallery Cork, 1999.
Arthur Maderson selected Lavit Gallery Cork 2001
Irish art. University of savannah, Georgia, USA, 1.
Colorie Paesaggi Irlanesi, Museo del Vittoriano, Rome 2000.
The Wykeham Gallery Stockbridge Hans UK 2003.2004 2005