Rose Tinted Glasses

Difficult to see when looking at the photo, but this and my previous 2 or 3 paintings are all textured, done with acrylic on canvas. This allows you not only to look at the painting but to get up close and feel the painting and if you close your eyes and feel long enough you may even get to feel the rhythm of the artist’s heartbeat when I created it. It’s ready to hang, hope you enjoy it!

Rose Tinted Glasses 100x50x4cm acrylic on canvas By James Presley


Figurante is my first painting of 2019.I used, what I think are very beautiful warm colours to warm you up in the winter.I especially like the permanent alizarin crimson that I have mixed with orange and yellow hue to highlight the dark figurante in the center.As usual, it’s so difficult to get the colours to show up as they appear in real life.It’s on box canvas, so ready to hang.

Figurante – Acrylic on canvas – 50 x 100 x 4cm James Presley

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.