About Us


James Fine Art is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the Regency Spa town of Cheltenham.

It is owned by Ric James, himself a sculptor and painter, who together with his daughter Lucy Stanton and colleague Nicki Simpson run the gallery. Ric has a wealth of knowledge having been a dealer for over 25 years exhibiting 19th Century to present day paintings and sculpture at major art fairs, but he now prefers to concentrate on producing his own work from his studio at the rear of the gallery.  He is also selling limited edition giclee prints of both his abstract and figurative works, printed on both canvas and paper.

The gallery not only sells Ricís abstract and reality-based sculpture and paintings but also specialises in 20th and 21st century contemporary works of art by British and European artists.  We hold a number of exhibitions of paintings, sculpture and photography throughout the year and have recently secured the work of two fine Russian artists, Katya and Valeriy Gridnev whose paintings depict figurative studies of the nude, and Russian dancers from the Kirov Ballet.  They work both in St Petersburg and in London.

We also exhibit the works of David Leung, a French painter, whose diverse work depicts Parisian topographical scenes, animal studies and Impressionist still lifes as well as landscapes. 

We are one of the main dealers of Tony Sheathís paintings, an artist who depicts idyllic, rural scenes.  His landscapes and figurative work have always shown his incredible attention to detail, and his paintings with water particularly illustrate his ability to produce work with wonderful light and clarity, in which he often uses horses and figures as a focal point.

Cheltenham is famous for its racecourse and Gold Cup week in March which is a highlight on the National Hunt calendar. It also hosts a renowned literary festival in October bringing many interesting writers and speakers to the town. There is a wide range of hotels, B&Bís and restaurants in Cheltenham and it is a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds and surrounding areas.