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Ruel James combines multiple passions in his art

About Ruel G James

James was born in Jamaica and reared in England, where his artistic talents were recognized early and he was admitted to the prestigious Royal College of Art. He became an accomplished painter — as well as a sculptor — in all media… read more

“To me, the image of a car is one of a kind,” James, in his refined, British accent, said. “It is something people fantasize about.”

The 50-year-old Las Vegas artist, who was born in Jamaica and grew up in England, is internationally acclaimed for his paintings of cars — but his favorite subject is the female body.

Often he combines the two passions, putting erotic women on exotic cars, and when he discusses them the lines blur.

Both deal in fantasy — an average man may never own a Ferrari or have an international beauty queen on his arm, but he can fantasize about the possibilities.

The Female Form

Contemporary Sculptures

From showstopping tables to eye-catching centerpieces, Ruel James’ contemporary sculptures are one of a kind. The Pieces of Heaven Collection is the newest creation of the world-renowned artist and sculptor Ruel James. The collection includes sculptures that celebrate and revere the female form by featuring a series of dancers, athletes, gymnasts, and entertainers. Molded from epoxy clay and finished with a heavenly, iridescent pearl paint, these pieces truly depict the majestic beauty and undeniable strength of the female body. Several of Ruel James’ contemporary works are on display at the David Kairy Gallery at The Shops at Crystals.

“There is a master walking among us known as Ruel James who possesses exceptional skills in creating sculptures of women’s bodies. The sculptures are so real and life like and breathtaking to see and the reason for that is he uses live models. They are truly a beautiful work of art. His admiration and love for the human female body shows though in his sculptures as he creates his pieces.” -The Las Vegas Informer

The Automobile in Art

The car art of Ruel James gives new meaning to the term ‘auto-erotic.’ He says, “To me, the image of a car is one of a kind. It is something people fantasize about.” Often adorned with sexy, confident women, the cars James paints range from vintage to modern and include the luxury designs of Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Audi, and his personal favorite, Ferrari. James has also painted custom work for the American automotive designer Carroll Shelby, including several dynamic pieces featuring the AC Cobra.

“The lines that form the cars in James’ automobile paintings have the same elegant, evocative sensation that form the shapely women he creates on canvas.” -Las Vegas Sun

Contemporary & Abstract

From whimsical dancers to funky jazz musicians, Ruel James captures fervor and zeal in his abstract artwork through the use of vibrant colors and unique design. His abstract pieces features artists such as Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong as well as exotic models from around the world. His newest collection of abstract pieces can be found at the David Kairy Gallery at The Shops at Crystals.

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Address: 900 Karen Ave Las Vegas, NV 89109

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