Jim Anderson is a multi-media artist who divides his time and energies between printmaking, mosaic-making, painting, teaching, and writing. A member of The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers since 1996, his work encompasses many different media and ideas; but use of found or recycled materials is always important, and his work is steeped in the surreal and the satirical.

He exhibits internationally, and his prints have been awarded a number of prizes in major national exhibitions, most recently the 2016 T. N. Lawrence prize.

An interview conducted at the time of this award can be found here: www.lawrence.co.uk/blog/the-only-rule-is-there-are-no-rules-an-interview-with-artist-jim-anderson/

In 1997 he was a co-founder - along with Michael Sims and Christian Pattison - of The Illustrated Ape magazine; and in 2000 his book Handmade Prints - co-authored with artist Anne Desmet - appeared, and has remained in print ever since. He was also a contributor to Tony Dyson's 2009 compendium Printmakers' Secrets.

2002-2004 found him performing as a member of the rock group Juju Babies, who were band-in-residence for Ibiza's Manumission Club during the summer of 2004.

He is a passionate believer in the possibilities of public art, and has been involved since 1998 in several large-scale public mosaic projects. In 2002 one of his mosaic murals in London was shortlisted for a Camden Design Award. Since then he has supervised and undertaken the production of over thirty public mosaic projects. He is proud to have produced between 2005-2012 a series of substantial mosaic murals for Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge; and to have been involved, between 2002-2006, in an ambitious public art project in various hospitals in Kenya.

In July 2020 Jim was the winner in an episode of the BBC's TV show Home Is Where The Art Is.


Jim's mosaic work can be seen at www.kenya-mosaic.com 


Older work by Jim Anderson can be found at www.jimpanzee.co.uk

His prints and paintings can be seen at The Bankside Gallery and For Art's Sake Gallery (both in London), as well as in various art fairs and shows around the UK and abroad. His public mosaics can be found in locations around London and Cambridge, and in unexpected places in Spain, Greece, Kenya, and the USA.

Jim lives in Cambridgeshire with his wife Fiona, son Oscar, and various cats.



Jim Anderson in studio

In the studio with sheets of handmade paper ready for printing. Incomplete versions of 'Genetic Modification III' and 'Conversation' visible in background.

Jim Anderson making paper 1

The process of handling paper pulp.

Jim Anderson - AN OPEN MIND II - mixed media print on handmade paper

An Open Mind II - mixed media print on handmade paper

Children's Games VI (shadow play) - lino-cut

Children's Games V (Shadow play) - lino-cut. Exhibited in Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014

Art in the London Underground

A poster featuring Jim Anderson's 'The Ocean' as part of 2016's 'Art Below' project.

Nairobi mosaic project 2006

Schoolchildren working on mosaic project in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mosaic cat door

Mosaic is an artform which can exist in every kind of context. Here is Bruce the wonder cat making use of his mosaiced cat flap.

Handmade Prints front cover

Handmade Prints, by Anne Desmet and Jim Anderson - front cover

The Illustrated Ape

The Illustrated Ape issue 25. Cover designed by Robert Ryan.

Detail of 'Sargasso'

Detail of 'Sargasso' - mixed media print on handmade paper. This print was the winner in the 2016 T.N. Lawrence Award.


Mumbi Skipping - oil painting on a Kenyan theme

Juju Babies - on stage

The sublime Juju Babies on stage circa 2003