15.54 was ready to be added to my addition of many, many painting at 15.54 on 5th December 2018. In some countries that’s St. Nicholas day, or Mikulas. In England that’s just another day before Christmas. I like the fact that there is St. Nicholas Day. And I like celebrations leading up to Christmas. This painting has pine, Robins and twinkle twinkle little star. I hope you enjoy it.


15.54 James Presley 2018



Old Flame

I friend of mine gave me a nice surprise today and sent me a photo of a painting that I created about 15 years ago and I had completely forgotten about.  It was only when he sent me the photo that I remembered the painting.  He showed me that he had had it framed at it does look grand.

I can’t even remember what title I gace the painting, but I was very happy that he had kept it for all of these years.  I think it may be one of only two paintings that I have done that I have ever seen in their new home with frame.  I wish I could see more in their new homes, but I think I would have a job contacting everyone and everywhere they have gone.

Here She is


James Presley 2003


Fish Gold

So here is a new addition to my slightly smaller-sized paintings.  This one is ‘Fish Gold’, because I see a Fish and there’s gold in it.  I loved doing the gold bit and the purple/magenta, they are not normally colours I would work with so it was something a bit different.


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Fish Gold, Acrylic on canvas, 56 x 51 x 4cm, By James Presley



Unfortunately, the photo doesn’t do the gold any justice, because it does really shine beautifully in the sunlight.  Hope you like it.



Fish Gold (detail) James Presley 2018


Slow Boat on Green Water

Acrylic on canvas


By James Presley


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This green painting is green because I wanted to paint green. 🙂 The mood from it feels like still water on a pond or lake or a river. That’s what I feel anyway.  It took me a while to get the mood and texture I wanted to feel and the photo is so hard to capture the colours accurately, but I have done my best.

Arizona Sunset

About This Work

Although I have never been to Arizona, when I finished this painting what sprang to mind was the great rock formations in Monument Valley.That’s what I see anyway, you may see different.This bright, warm painting is ready to hang as it is on a deep-edged canvas, so you can hang it with or without a frame.Hope you enjoy it.


Arizona Sunset, Acrylic on canvas, 51 x 56 x 4cm By James Presley