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James Grover

James Grover - International mural &  editorial illustrator. Exeter

From vast murals to pages in books and magazines and on to digital screens, whatever size James Grover draws at the unique hand of the artist is there in every image he creates. Intense patterns, hand-rendered lettering, sumptuous levels of detail – each project he works on brings an individual touch that makes it stand out from the rest.
Based in Toronto, James grew up in Nottingham in the UK and received a first class degree in Illustration from the University of Lincoln. With a collection of books about fossils, birds and plants, he’s inspired by natural textures and patterns, which feed into his work. He’s often commissioned to work at large scales, drawing and painting directly onto walls in his unique style.

Approach

James starts his work in pencil, applying his colours digitally. He likes to maintain a handmade feel to his illustrations, and adds textures to what he’s drawn for further richness. His Mac helps him meet tight deadlines, while maintaining a high level of detail in each piece. Mural projects, meanwhile, are undertaken using paint pens and emulsion.

Style

Patterns and detail are important elements in James’s style. His line work has a slightly naïve feel to it and, working digitally, he adds depth to images by including extra elements, even if they’re small and subtle.

Awards

2011 – Zizzi Deliciously Stylish II Award

Client list

Some of James’ clients include Kopparberg, The Boston Globe, Darwin Holidays, Zizzi Ristorante, Baltimore Magazine, The Psychologist, Bloomsbury, Abu Dhabi Airport and Hay House Publishers.
Transperth Map Mural
Transperth Map Mural
A large map mural of the city of Perth is created by James Grover for infocentre locations.
Transperth Map Mural
Darwin Holiday Portholes
Darwin Holiday Portholes
James Grover is commissioned for two porthole artworks to appear in a holiday park pool area.
Darwin Holiday Portholes
COPD Research
COPD Research
James Grover creates a distinct cover for the Pharmaceutical Journal.
COPD Research
Book Quiz
Book Quiz
James Grover draws obscure clues for the National Book Tokens Quiz.
Book Quiz
Zizzi Birmingham
Zizzi Birmingham
The interior of Zizzi Ristorante in Birmingham is painted with the rich history of the area by James Grover.
Zizzi Birmingham
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
This delightful map comes from the hands of James Grover for Denver city's 5280 Magazine.
Santa Fe
Illustrator Profile - James Grover
Illustrator Profile - James Grover
James creates whimsical patterns, textures and lettering for walls, books and magazines.
Illustrator Profile - James Grover
A Little Romance
A Little Romance
James Grover creates five book jackets for Sarah Duncan's re-releases.
A Little Romance
Ask an Islander
Ask an Islander
James Grover works on an animation for Prince Edward Island tourism.
Ask an Islander
Gail Armstrong, James Grover, Sharif Tarabay and Turine Tran are shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2015
Gail Armstrong, James Grover, Sharif Tarabay and Turine Tran are shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2015
Gail Armstrong, James Grover, Sharif Tarabay and Turine Tran are shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2015
On The Strand
On The Strand
James Grover paints a theatre land mural in Zizzi Ristorante on The Strand.
On The Strand
Keep Cosy
Keep Cosy
James Grover works with Kopparberg on their spiced apple ads.
Keep Cosy
Zizzi Sheffield
Zizzi Sheffield
Zizzi Sheffield
Skimming Stones
Skimming Stones
The new album cover by August James is illustrated by James Grover.
Skimming Stones
Meadows and Woodland
Meadows and Woodland
Meadows and Woodland
Nature comes to Zizzi
Nature comes to Zizzi
Nature comes to Zizzi
Safety Poems
Safety Poems
James Grover designs a bookjacket for a collection of poems.
Safety Poems
Grover's Shoal
Grover's Shoal
James Grover works on a fish mural in the New Forest.
Grover's Shoal
James Grover's Scrapbook
James Grover's Scrapbook
James Grover's Scrapbook
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