James Earley, Jim Limited Edition Giclée

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A bold evocative portrait of 'Jim' by internationally acclaimed figurative painter, James Earley.

"I met Jim in Bristol in 2018. He was in a small park on his own with his tent. The park was full of homeless people who were in various groups enjoying the sun and I was struck with how lonely Jim seemed.

I spoke to Jim for a long time over a period of five days and I got to know him well. He had suffered a traumatic life and his future was dark yet he was hopeful and he really had a passion for life.

I wanted the background to be important to this painting. I was often struck by how Andy Warhol used bright coloured squares as a background to his portraits of the rich and famous and I wanted my portrait of Jim to show how we are all rich and famous and we are all equally deserving of bright colours.

The colours that I used are significant as I wanted the violet and red to match the colour of the bruising around Jims’ eye. This is a touch of irony as I am often advised by galleries that paintings should be decorative above all which is something that I strongly disagree with."

All fine art giclées are created to the highest standards using archival quality paper and a 12 colour pigment ink system. Frames are handmade in the UK. Each size is limited to a run of 100 prints only and once sold there will be no further prints available with those dimensions. 

All limited edition prints are numbered and accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity.