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Cafe Le Consulat

James Nyika
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Watercolor painting on Paper New

Ready to frame


Signed on front


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

In stock $800



"Le Consulat is one of the most attractive and well-placed cafes in Paris' Montmatre district - it literally demands to be painted!" says artist James Nyika. "I love this cafe. I have visited it many times and I especially love the distinctive 'ambassadorial' plate on the front of the cafe and its red-green awnings. But best of all, it is one of the most fantastic places to watch people in all of Paris."

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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