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It has to be said that ‘Charlie’ this magnificent mallard drake, who has become something of a popular icon within Paul’s collection of paintings, takes centre stage in this particular piece. He’s rather wet looking after the recent rainfall and stood amidst some interesting reflections in the puddle that captures the graffiti strewn wall on a canal-side towpath.
Paul’s urban collection was inspired from his days living and working from his narrowboat ‘Fools Paradise?’ when he saw various waterfowl living as much within city and town landscapes as the countryside. In earlier works he was very much influenced by the graffiti that he saw, but as time has progressed, he’s developed his own content and style. Unlike actual spray-painted graffiti he uses traditional painting techniques to make it looked as though the writing has been sprayed upon the wall.
Giclée and Limited Edition Information
Giclée Paper – Limited edition of 125 plus artist proofs
Giclée Box Canvas – Limited edition of 125 plus artist proofs
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 of liquid”. This inkjet printing method uses high quality UV long lasting pigment inks on archival grade paper or canvas.
When you select this option, your Giclée paper print will arrive to you cellophane wrapped, and presented with an off white mount board ready for you to just add a frame of your choosing at your local framer.
The overall size of this Mounted Giclée paper print is 79cm wide x 81cm high.
Giclée Paper – Framed With Our Optional Black Gloss Or Matt Wooden Frame
When you select this option, your Giclée paper print will arrive to you mounted and framed, ready to hang.
Our choice of off-white mount and striking black high gloss or classic matt frames suit Paul’s artwork magnificently. When you select the framed option in the drop down list, the main image will change to show you how this finished framed artwork will look.
The print is protected behind glass within the frame and your framed piece will arrive to you in sturdy cardboard packaging.
The overall size when framed is 93cm wide x 95cm high (gloss) or 85cm wide x 87cm high (matt).
Giclée Box Canvas – Ready to Hang
When you select this option, your Giclée canvas print will arrive to you pre-stretched over a quality wooden box structure. The box structure means this option is ready to hang and you do not need an additional frame.
The overall standard size is 90cm high x 90cm wide and 4.5cm deep.
Our box canvases are gallery wrapped, which means that the sides of the box canvas are black in colour, giving the image a ‘framed’ appearance when viewed from the side.
Giclée Box Canvas – Framed With Our Optional Black Matt Or Gloss Wooden Frame
When you select this option, your Giclée box canvas print will arrive arrive to you pre-stretched over a quality wooden box structure, and then set into a chunky black matt or gloss wooden frame.
The matt black option has a slight ‘wood grain’ texture, whereas the gloss option is shiny and polished. When you select these framing options in the drop down list the main image will change to show you how the artwork will look in the selected frame.
The overall standard size when framed is 102cm high x 102cm wide x 5.5cm deep.
A leading contemporary animal and landscape realist painter – Paul is world renowned for the skill and craftsmanship of his artwork. He dedicates himself to each piece with passion. Freedom is his forte and therefore his work is always fresh and current.