Manhattan Beach, CaliforniaJames Nyika
Watercolor painting on Paper New
Ready to frame
Signed on front
16" h x 20" w |0 lbs. 1 oz.
"Manhattan Beach, CA is a clean, descending style beach with a long jutting pier, filled with tourists and locals," describes artist James Nyika. "The pier house at the end is particularly fun to visit as is the beach on either side where you can see the waves crash loudly against the superstructure. This work takes the grand bird's eye view of the whole scene."
The artwork image is 15.13" x 19" on paper that measures 16" x 20".
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."