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Derby III

James Nyika
Ugallery 5345195396 UGallery

Watercolor painting on Paper New

Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front

2021

24" h x 18" w |0 lbs. 1 oz.

In stock $900

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"This piece is all about movement," says artist James Nyika. "The movement of the horses and jockeys, the sand kicked up, and the air. The whole frame is moving! This painting captures the group of riders jostling for position—for supremacy. As they do so you can imagine the noise and thundering of hooves, nostrils, and shouts! This was a very exciting piece to create."

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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