Paul James is a leading contemporary animal and landscape realist painter. His work is sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts worldwide. He is renowned for the skill and craftsmanship with which he depicts the fine detail and realism of the many textures portrayed within his imagery.

Through his paintings Paul invites you to share his love of closely observing and portraying aspects of the natural world. His exquisite depiction of landscape and animal life has distinguished him as an exceptional representational,realist artist with international standing in the art world today.

Paul’s use of dramatic lighting, seductive colours and unusual glazes create a profound sense of tranquillity within his atmospheric landscapes, for which he has become renowned. His portraits of animals and birds are also remarkable for the consummate skill with which he depicts their hair, fleece, fur or feathers and real-life expression in their eyes. Sometimes combining a humorous approach to his subjects with the manipulation of perspective and size, Paul’s interpretations are all the more immediate and arresting.

More recently he has started to explore the juxtaposition of animal life within contemporary urban scenery, first inspired from his days boating through the inner city towpaths of the Uk. He has also forayed into the realms of surrealism with pieces such as ‘Zebra Crossing’ and ‘Grand Master’

Take a look, and see some of the paintings which are testimony to his extraordinary talent.