As the afternoon wears on in Chinatown, the street level begins to darken, the light disappears slowly upwards, and the street level details start to become abstractions. I tried to capture a little of that quality in this painting. I sealed the surface with a satin varnish.

- Jim Leland

Chinatown
JIM LELAND


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2017

24" h x 24" w x 1.25" d
8 lbs. 0 oz.

$1,400

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Artist
Jim Leland
Vacaville, California

Getting to Know Jim

With an education in architecture and a career in urban planning, it comes as no surprise that Jim Leland has a talent for painting cityscapes. Jim’s depictions of San Francisco exude a palpable timelessness--each scene could be representative of 50 years ago, or yesterday afternoon. The paintings are industrial yet peaceful. Each portrays a quiet corner of a bustling city that might be a challenge to encounter in daily reality. “There is a tremendous amount of editing or selection that goes into a cityscape,” says Jim. “Imagine looking down an urban street for several blocks--how many objects, people, vehicles, signs, lights must there be? As an artist I try to eliminate unnecessary items so I can convey the essence of the locale.”