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The Field

James Nyika
Ugallery 5345195399 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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"I wanted to pull back and visualize the context of the race - the stands, the high canopy cover, and the crowd," says artist James Nyika. With James' loose watercolor painting style, he captures the excitement that fills the atmosphere amidst an ongoing race. "I also wanted to capture the field of racers in the light with a dark background for drama!"

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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