James Postill is a Vernon-based artist, whose present art practice consists mainly of oil and acrylic paintings. Recently, he has been combining acrylics and oils, along with two different ways of applying them to his paintings: airbrush and palette knife.
James is grateful for the artistic path he has followed throughout his career. By his own description it has been a long, winding road of twists and turns.
James earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in 1993. His work can be found in collections around the world, and his murals and painted sculptures can be found throughout the interior of British Columbia and Alberta including Vernon, Salmon Arm, Lumby, Sicamous, and Calgary.
James has also been recognized for his fresco painting, which is an ancient art form not commonly seen in Canada. In 2012 Postill learned this medium under the tutelage of 94-year old Father Dunstan Massey, a Benedictine monk from Mission’s Westminster abbey. Shortly after this teaching, Postill was commissioned to paint a 55-square foot fresco on the outside atrium of the Vernon arts center building in 2013.
James is represented by Kurbatoff gallery in Vancouver, BC Gibson Fine Art in Calgary, Alberta and Elevation Gallery in Canmore, Alberta. He also sells his paintings on his website.