My name is James Anthony Sheridan ... "JAS"
I began painting as a muralist while living in New York during the 80's and 90's. After moving back to Australia (Dec, 2001) I studied   drawing, painting, mixed media,  sculpture and installation art, in a Diploma of Visual Arts at TAFE, Cairns, Queensland  (2006). A few years after returning to Perth I continued my art studies at Curtin University, WA (2009/2010).
These days my interests  lie mostly in pop culture, bright colours and strong images. I'm very much involved in the digital medium, working in photoshop and similar visual editing programs to produce limited edition *Giclee prints on paper, canvas and *Alumalux (aluminium).  Photography is my second love and I enjoy painting with light. I'm really into abstract time-lapse photography. Iv'e  also included travel phone pics of the people Iv'e met and their cultural environments during occasional travel.

In the last decade the methods for creating art have changed significantly. The invention of the French 'Giclee' ("jee-clay") method of printing opened the floodgates for digital artists (like myself) to have their work reproduced in the fine art quality standards accepted by the world's most renown art museums.

This also allows a wider audience of art lovers to purchase fine art original quality works in limited editions at considerably lower prices than  traditional "one off" hand-painted originals.

I initially turned to art from ultamarathon running. Not long after 9/11, I was hospitalised in NYC with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (after an initial misdiagnosis) resulting in hearing loss, and severe tinnitus.  Art seemed the best way to keep my mind from focusing on the annoying, noise-reactive tinnitus.

Since 2003 I've been involved in art in one way or another. My influences include Amedeo Modigliani, Marcel Duchamp, Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damian Hirst, Tracy Emin, Illma Gore, Ai Weiwei and Banksy. My artistic influences also extend to music and I find inspiration in the music of Sia, Katie Noonan, Hip Hop, Trance, and progressive art rock bands such as Yes, Pink Floyd, Unitopia and UPF.

I enjoy creating art that is confronting; art that challenges the "conditioned" social values and norms in religion, culture and politics. I also enjoy playing with colour and creating abstract art purely for beauty's sake. I don't place limitations on art or the means of creating it and I'm open to all genres.


About the Images

I create my art mostly in photoshop and similar photo/design editing programs and output using the finest quality *Giclee process on certified museum quality *paper, canvas, and *Alumalux.

*Giclee - The French word (pronounced jee-clay) means to spray or squirt. Giclee prints are accepted in the world's finest museums and galleries as a true fine art medium. The Giclee printing process provides excellent colour accuracy with a quality that rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes, whether  on paper, canvas, acrylic or Alumalux.

All canvas prints are premium grade on 4cm/1.6" non-warp wooden frames, finished with 3 coats of Satin UV archival spray to protect and preserve the images. When required these canvases can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

*Paper - Images are printed on Hahnemuhle, Canson and Ilford fine art papers certified to last 75 + years, meeting the highest quality international museum standards. 
*Alumalux - Aluminium (1mm thick) into which the image is pressed, allowing for a scratch resistant, light weight, water-proof finish. An aluminium frame is attached to the back - away from the edges - to give the image a floating appearance when hung on the wall. It is available in High Gloss, Satin or Brushed Metal finishes that together with the Giclee method preserve vivid colours  in clear and crisp detail.