James Bentley

Home: L’Île Perrot QC
Title: Best Buds
Media: Acrylic and pastel on paper
Dimensions: 110 x 76 cm

Artist Statement

This is a portrait is of my identical twin sons and our dog Lucky enjoying a typical weekend visit from my brothers dog Thor! I liked seeing the contrast between the wild dog play while my kids remained completely unfazed. I do draw and paint them frequently and from time to time I catch an opportunity to uncover something new.


James Bentley is a Canadian artist who lives and works on the small island L’Île-Perrot, just off Montreal, Québec. He studied and began his career as a freelance illustrator; a practice which gave him a great love for drawing. Anchored in figuration, he now works mainly with acrylic on canvas and acrylic & pastel on paper. Bentley’s current body of work is focused on the ocean, portraits and figure studies. He is always on the search to paint in an inventive open manner.