James Robert Root is an artist from rural South Leicestershire.  A graduate of the University of Sheffield, he now lives and works in Leicester.

For enquiries and commissions please email [email protected] or visit the contact page.  You can find more information on commissions here.


"J R Root commissioned a surprise piece for my husband and it was beyond my expectations. He is an incredible artist - the colours and attention to detail. I am in love with it as is my husband. I cannot recommend him enough!! THANK YOU!" - Leanne McAllen

"Wanted to give it him for his birthday but it’s too good to wait, thank you @jrrootartist it’s incredible" - Ella Louise

"Thnk you so much for your fantastic works. It's amazing and a huge talking point already at home. You are so talented! Thank you so so much." - Suzanne

"Perfect service - Highly recommended, thank you!" - Patryk


Open 29, New Walk Museum, Leicester, Dec 2018
Opening Exhibition, Hub, Leicester, Nov 2019
Open 30, New Walk Museum, Leicester, Dec 2019
Members Show 2020, Two Queens, Leicester, Oct 2020
Open 32, New Walk Museum, Leicester, Dec 2021
'This painting will be destroyed' installation, LCB Depot, Leicester, Feb 2022 - Dec 2022


Two Queens Prize for 'no. 70 - portrait of laura', Dec 2019

LCB Depot Prize for 'no. 99 - portrait of meg', Dec 2021