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The Colorado

James Nyika
Ugallery 5345196507 UGallery

Watercolor painting on Paper New

Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front

2022

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

In stock $700

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"This is a scene of expansiveness and breadth," states artist James Nyika. "The Colorado River spans broad swaths of land and I wanted to encapsulate some of its magic in this piece." James captured a spectacular view of the river under the sun's setting light. Shadows play in the curves and slopes of its deep canyons creating depth and contrast within the colorful rocks. "It's a picture that will take your breath away."

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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