‘The Lads’ (in search of chicks) is a continuation in Paul’s urban collection. These Indian Runner Ducks have been relocated as they use to live on one of Pauls' friends farm in Yorkshire. He has painted them previously on grass with the title ‘The Forerunners’. The graffiti backdrop is inspired from the inner city urban towpaths which Paul became acquainted with when he used to live on his narrow boat and travelled the Inland Waterways of Great Britain. Paul comments ‘When painting a picture such as this many scenarios come to mind for instance, I’ve even got names for these guys as I have for all my animal characters’.
Giclée and Limited Edition Information
- Giclée Paper - Limited edition of 95 - £575 (Framed)
- Giclée Box Canvas - Limited edition of 95 - £935 (Framed)
A Giclée printed limited edition is a high quality reproduction print of the original painting. Paul James usually releases limited edition prints of his paintings in both paper and canvas options and each option has a set limited edition size. All limited edition prints are checked, numbered and hand signed by Paul James. Each limited edition print also comes with its own unique Paul James Gallery Certificate of Authenticity which has also been hand signed by Paul James and is exclusive to the Paul James Gallery.
We often have artists proofs available in addition to the Limited editions, and are sold on a first come first served basis.
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
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