About Our Artworks
Australian Rustic Art Pieces
James creates sculpture and other art pieces for local Fleurieu Peninsula customers, Adelaide, South Australian, interstate and overseas art lovers. You can see examples of corrugated iron artworks on our Marine gallery page. Other styles utilise new stainless steel, mild steel and Corten steel. A familiar medium for the artist is the use of found objects, often referred to as 'assemblage art' and encompassing the steampunk genre.
Scrap sculpture, recycled or 'up-cycled' are a focus of the Rusty Fish Gallery, reducing landfill however just a fortunate by-product with James intent always on the best representation of his subject matter. Birds, animals and critters often take on an animated appearance with mechanical and automotive styles giving the notion of functionality.
A career in commercial art specialising in illustration which is often required to be quite realistic and strict has led to a more expressionistic style for James when painting for pleasure. A keen sense of place, proportion and composition go hand in hand and show through in his photographic work.
James Stewart is a local artist based in Goolwa, South Australia. A painter, photographer and sculptor, with an illustration, graphic designer career spanning 40 years, James produces artwork using a unique blend of recycled materials that reflect the environment he lives and works in on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
The local Fleurieu and Coorong were immortalised in Colin Thiele's novel Storm Boy. Like the main character in that novel, James is a big believer in turning what others see as discarded parts and rubbish into something wondrous and commanding in its presence and strength.
James accepts commissions and has produced a variety of art works for local residents, businesses and visiting tourists. Contact James for pricing on custom items or commissions.
James has also been the recipient of a number of awards including the SA Great Arts Award 2 years running and the National Gold Catalogue Award.