Original art for sale at | Alleyway by James Nyika | $600 | watercolor painting | 15' h x 22' w | ..\art\watercolor-painting-Alleyway

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James Nyika
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Watercolor painting on Paper New

Ready to frame


Signed on front


15" h x 22" w |0 lbs. 1 oz.

In stock $600



"This alleyway was filled with some amazing contrasts of light and dark," says artist James Nyika. Painted in watercolors, James offers a view into a narrow alleyway with a sliver of light passing through the stone walls of Angkor Wat, Cambodia. "I wanted to capture the seemingly erratic position of broken rocks and stones, the growing moss and decaying walls. With this picture, I wanted to portray the old and dead in the light of a new day, and to explore the various meanings of those interactions."

James Nyika

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Artist James Nyika paints the glowing atmosphere of cities across the world. As a child growing up in Kenya, he found art materials at the student bookshop and also borrowed just about every art history volume from the British Council library in Nairobi. "I checked out the same books over and over just to stare at the art, to try and understand how it was created," says James. With family encouragement to study engineering, James moved to the U.S. and immersed himself in science studies at Boston University. Several years after embarking on a tech career, he set a goal to create at least one painting a week, never throwing away any works and learning as much as possible in his off hours. Today, James still balances his full-time career designing large software systems with his prolific output as a painter. "Painting is a great antidote to the regularity of a computing profession and I really value it for the uncertainty that it brings - something frowned upon when writing code."

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