Collector Stories

Every week we hear different stories and read reviews from our Paul James collectors – what they think, how they feel and general chit chat within the Paul James Family. So, we have created a page to share these stories.

If you have a Paul James Journey you would like to share, feel free to send your story to team@pauljamesgallery.com

“We absolutely adore our picture, it’s just mesmerising every time I look at it…”

We chose to buy King Of The Road because it is an outstanding piece of art and also, we had previously purchased from yourselves and had excellent service. The team go above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect, we couldn’t visit the gallery due to Covid but Andreea sent us lots of photos, showing us the incredible detail in the picture, we then knew we had to have it.

At previous visits to the gallery, we have always been warmly welcomed, there is a relaxed atmosphere and no pressure to buy… But its very hard to resist!

We also loved hearing the stories behind the pictures from Andreea and Molly, it gives the artwork another level of depth knowing the origins and ideas behind them.

Prior to my visit at the Paul James Gallery, I would have been apprehensive about buying from a gallery. Hidden costs and paying a premium would have put me off, however, this was not my experience at your gallery. The pricing was clear and fair and I felt I was getting excellent value for money.

We bought our piece whilst in the process of moving, so we have had to patiently wait before we could display it. This has meant at lot of choices regarding our kitchen refit have been based around the piece, as we planned for it to be the focal point of the room.

We absolutely adore our picture, its just mesmerising and every time I look at it I notice another hidden message, or lion pun! It will be appreciated and enjoyed for many years to come.

Lucy

“As soon as I set eyes on ‘Tagging Along’ I knew I had to have it.”

I happened to be in a gallery in London when I first came across a Paul James piece. It simply blew my mind. 

I’m not going to say that Paul’s work is particularly me, however his Urban Graffiti editions are very very much me. The contrast of the two styles is mind-blowing. The bright colours of the street graffiti against the detail of the animals is fantastic. 

As soon as I set eyes on ‘Tagging Along’ I knew I had to have it. 

The whole Paul James team are outstanding. Their knowledge, understanding and commitment to Paul and his work are a credit to him. It’s all a very comfortable experience.

I’m delighted with my purchase as is everyone that’s seen it. It’s fair to say the piece is a striking addition to the room.

Andreea was amazing throughout the process. She was incredibly patient as I was more than likely becoming increasingly annoying toying from option to option. 

But that was the problem! In trying to accommodate my every need, she provided option after option. Every Ummm or Errr I voiced she had a solution! We finally, after many conversations got there and I have ‘Tagging Along’ on the wall. 

At one point she even had me on a FaceTime with Paul James!

Andreea, Paul, and Lucy (and Paul James of course) have exercised customer service to the highest degree. 

I would recommend the Paul James Gallery simply by saying: don’t even think about, just go, buy one and bang it on the wall – you’ll love it!

Mike

“We absolutely adore Paul James’ work and couldn’t be happier with the service!”

We’ve recently purchased 4 more Paul James paintings bringing our collection to 7!

We used their bespoke framing service this time to ensure the paintings would fit between our panelling and light fittings.

The staff were so helpful and patient with us as we changed our mind a billion times, making sure we could get the right fit!

We absolutely adore Paul James’ work and couldn’t be happier with the service!

Thanks again! Now to furnish the room!

Jessica & Adrian

“We have had such a positive experience buying some wonderful pieces that now have pride of place in the home. “

Thank you to the team at the Paul James Gallery.

We have had such a positive experience buying some wonderful pieces that now have pride of place in the home. 

Andreea’s enthusiasm for Paul’s work throughout the virtual tour was the perfect endorsement for his work. We couldn’t be happier!

Tom

We are now the proud new owners of Dave and The Lads who join our existing Road to Morella, Cow Girls and Angelina – they all look magnificent and we couldn’t be happier.

Fantastic service and great communication.

We have recently purchased 3 new pieces which brings us to a total of 5 by Paul James.

The personal service from Andreea, the curator, is second to none.

She sorted everything out for us including the different frames and delivery.

Andreea checked that our pictures had arrived safely and we were happy with our purchases.

We are now the proud new owners of Dave and The Lads who join our existing Road to Morella, Cow Girls and Angelina – they all look magnificent and we couldn’t be happier.

Terry & Sarah

Love the gallery and the people… “

Love the gallery and the people…

Great service right from enquiring about visiting in these strange times right through to delivery of ‘The Lads’ last week who are now happily hanging around in our kitchen – LOVE them!

Thank you Team Paul James!

Jacqueline

“I literally haven’t been able to stop looking at it since it has arrived. “

I’ve been a fan of Paul’s work for over 10 years, but for some reason have never got around to purchasing one.

Well that has now changed and I am the proud owned of ‘King of the Road’, his latest piece of a large adult, male lion in an urban setting with graffiti daubed on walls. It is a masterpiece. 

I love the incredibly detailed illustrative technique to Paul’s pieces, particularly the hair-work, and the contrast between nature and the inner city in this series. 

There are a plethora of lion references scattered throughout. This piece has amazing presence and sits proudly in our living room in ‘pride’ of place. 

I literally haven’t been able to stop looking at it since it has arrived.

Oliver

I would definitely recommend a visit.

 

A great experience.

I travelled to the Gallery to have a look and purchase some artwork. In advance of this Andreea had talked me through with video how the artwork would look in my room.

The Gallery is well thought out and has some really top quality pieces of artwork in there and Andreea was super helpful. The detail on the animals is superb.

I would definitely recommend a visit.

Paul

Well done guys we will be back soon.

We recently purchased another fine piece of Paul’s amazing work “Brown and Out“.

We couldn’t be more pleased and even in these tough times Andreea made the purchase very easy and was exceptionally helpful and professional.

Well done guys we will be back soon.

Charee

We found Paul James and the curators to be very friendly…

We found this gallery by accident and found that they were having an open day with a chance to meet the artist.

We already owned one of his paintings so we attended and found Paul James and the curators to be very friendly, informative and certainly not pushy regarding a sale.

We bought Ozzy, a print we had thought of buying for some time. We wanted a different frame from their norm but the curator contacted their framers and dealt with the entire process on our behalf.

The print was framed to our specifications and delivered personally by the framers. It now hangs happily in our living room.

We now have our eye on Grizzly…

I would certainly not only strongly recommend this artist, who was interesting to chat to, but this gallery as well.

Vicky

“Fantastic service from start to finish…”

 

Fantastic service from start to finish, me and my wife are loving our prints and will purchase more in the future…

Dan

“The service from start to finish has been excellent and the courtesy calls from Andreea much appreciated.”

 

We are delighted with Mr B3. 

He looks right at home on our bedroom wall with Mr B and Mr B2. 

The service from start to finish has been excellent and the courtesy calls from Andreea much appreciated. 

A well done to the delivery driver who arrived spot on time despite the heavy snow!

Monica