Paul James: Crazy Dave

Size
 
32 x 31" IMAGE SIZE
Availability
AVAILABLE
Type
LIMITED EDITION: 125
Medium
GILCEE BOX CANVAS EDITION FRAMED AND ON GILCEE PAPER 
£485
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Following the success of the original ‘Dave’ head in the clouds painting Paul decided to paint him again but this time in his fun Urban setting. The graffiti effect and colour scheme are similar to those found in ’Urban Gorilla’ and ‘Dog End Street’. Some of the written details or “tags” on all three of these pieces were inspired by characters Paul met on his travels. Paul found “Dave” when visiting Rotura in New Zealand some while ago, a very colourful character.

Giclée and Limited Edition Information

  • Giclée Paper - Limited edition of 125 - £485 (Framed) 
  • Giclée Box Canvas - Limited edition of 125 - £945 (Framed) 

All limited edition prints are checked, numbered and hand signed by Paul James and include a Certificate of Authenticity.

Giclée is a French word meaning 'a spray or a squirt of liquid'. Giclée printing is essentially digital inkjet printing - using high quality pigment inks on archival grade paper or canvas. 

Paul's paintings range from vivid and affectionate portrayals of farmyard and domestic animals to witty metaphorical narratives of wildlife in the urban jungle. His work is remarkable for the consummate skill with which he depicts the details of fleece, fur and feathers, and the unexpected juxtapositions of creatures and contexts. Often combining a humorous approach to his subjects with the manipulation of perspective and scale, he creates immediate and arresting pieces that have won him wide acclaim.

Paul was born and brought up in Leicestershire. His artistic abilities became apparent from a relatively early age and with the support and encouragement of his parents he is essentially self taught. A determined non-conformist he left art college and made a living as an independent artist painting classic cars and commissions of pet dogs and cats. After a foray into the world of music, he finally settled into life as a professional painter in 1986, since when he has established himself as one of the UK's most gifted animal artists.

Currently resident in Southern Ireland he also spends time on his boat in