Artist Paul James – Where Urban Meets Farmyard!!!

October 2, 2010 on 7:07 pm | In Animals, Contemporary Art, Cows, Demontfort Fine Art, Humour, Landscape Art, New Releases, Paul James, Photorealism, Washington Green Fine Art | No Comments

Paul James was born and raised in Leicestershire, where he grew up with a natural talent for art. Encouraged by his parents, he progressed artistically & with the advice of his school teachers, went on to art college to study graphic design. Paul did not complete his course & instead began to sell paintings of vintage cars and neighbours pets…more on his artistic journey in a later post!


‘Up The Swanee’
limited edition on paper & canvas by Paul James

You may be surprised to hear that Paul James is also a self-taught artist, as he is so incredibly talented you may not necessarily link those two statements! Paul is known for his very realistic, almost photgraphic looking paintings of animals and landscapes. His artworks have gained him a big following in both the UK and overseas such as the USA & Ireland to name but two and it is not hard to see why. His uncanny ability to paint animals in fascinating detail and capture amusing poses & expressions has endeared him to the public.


‘Dave’
limited edition on paper & canvas by Paul James

Paul has had the amazing success and honour of being published by not one, but several different publishing houses during his career, which just goes to show his continuing popularity and the first class art he is producing. His art takes a great deal of time to paint & we can see this in his great attention to detail, the subtle colours in the animal’s coats & the way you can see each separate animal hair in places!


‘Kred Gordon’
limited edition on paper & canvas by Paul James

A little known fact about Paul is that he is also a very talented musician and composer, he has even released a CD of his music, as well as performing for live audiences. Now that is what I call multi-talented! Although, it would not be hard to guess that Paul is an artist of many talents due to the versatility of his art, the fact that he can paint a serious picture of a landscape on the one hand and then a humorous animal the next.

Paul was previously published by Washington Green Fine Art publishers. New For Winter 2010 Paul is now being published/distributed by Demontfort Fine Art publishers…again we will have more on this in a future post!

Thank you

Jessica

Links:

Heres some tips on how to paint animals

Click here to view animal painting demonstrations


Artist Caroline Shotton has released some new artwork

April 14, 2010 on 12:19 pm | In Box Canvas, Caroline Shotton, Collections, Contemporary Art, Cows, Humour, Naive Art, New Releases | No Comments

Exciting news Caroline Shotton fans! She has released some new art again!

These pieces available to preorder until the end of March/beginning of April when the art will be officially released but by this time some of the pieces will have already sold out!! That’s how hot Caroline Shotton is right now.


‘Hoof Hearted’ by Caroline Shotton
(Limited edition box canvas)

There are five new pieces, some following on from previous popular themes and colours; all have humorous titles, like all of Caroline’s previous limited editions.


‘On The Mooove’ by Caroline Shotton
(Limited edition box canvas)

We expect ‘On the Mooove’ to be very popular as it themed similarly to previous releases “Handle With Care” and “Special Delivery” which sold out very quickly indeed. Also ‘So In Love With Moo’ has the same colour themes (red) as “I Give My Heart To Moo” and her four Autumn 2008 releases including “Moo Too” & “Two & A Calf” we expect it to be just as popular!


‘So In Love With Moo’ by Caroline Shotton
(Limited edition box canvas)

Caroline’s art has been ridiculed by art critics in the past & yet she continues to show that the opinion of the art buying public & not theirs is paramount. Kind hearted, she has previously released art for charity and today most of her art sells out within weeks of publication.


‘Sh*t Happens’ by Caroline Shotton
(Limited edition box canvas)

I believe it is the mixture of her signature endearing cows, humorous titles & all her limited editions being hand-embellished (making them as close as possible to the original) that make her art so unique and collectable with the British public. Added to the fact that we Brits have a natural affinity to the countryside and to the idyllic image of the English countryside that the diary cow is part of.


‘Girls Night Out’ by Caroline Shotton
(Limited edition box canvas)

Thanks

Vicki

Links:
How to paint a cow
Video about the Super Cow


Artist Caroline Shotton gives evidence: Cadburys vs Dairy Cows

February 13, 2010 on 3:10 pm | In Caroline Shotton, Cows, Humour, Naive Art | No Comments

Apparently it’s quite a problem here in the UK. Yes cows are eating through the country’s supplies of chocolate.


‘Dairy Milk’ limited edition box canvas by Caroline Shotton

Submitted to me earlier today was the evidence….see exhibit A above

This cow was caught ‘red hoofed’ inside a box of Cadbury’s dairy milk chocolate and will appear before magistrates later today

Asked for a comment the cow replied ‘Oh well chocs away!’

Thank you

James

Links:
www.cadbury.co.uk
Real story about cows eating chocolate!


Artist Caroline Shotton: Milking it for all she’s worth!!!

November 23, 2009 on 4:01 pm | In Box Canvas, Caroline Shotton, Cows, Humour, New Releases | No Comments

Hi there!

Here we are again with another Caroline Shotton Blog for you!

She has released some more work and we thought we would show it to you fine people.

In her new work, she has altered and developed her style and use of colours as well as mediums and given us some of her most colourful work to date.

Please read on for more!


Mini Moo and Mini Me by Caroline Shotton

Mini Mee and Mini Moo

One is Pink, one is Blue

Bright and colourful, they will attract you!

She hand-embellished them using glue,

With her trademark cow watching you

Some say her work makes them blue

But Caroline Shotton: We love moo!


Beef Dripping by Caroline Shotton

How very apt! After all, her cows have got ‘dripping’ wet in the rain in this picture despite their umbrellas – lack of opposable thumbs you see. However, it doesn’t seem to have changed their expressions at all. They don’t look any more surprised than usual! As you can see, Shotton is developing her style once again using new colours and a slightly different style.

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Mooon River by Caroline Shotton

This style is a classic of Shottons, it is always popular and sells out very quickly. People must like cows and moons together, I wonder why… Hey, diddle-diddle. I do like this picture though, especially the reflection of the moon in the lake in the background half covered by the reeds.


Kids by Caroline Shotton

Here we see a family of cows, but the focus is obviously on the kids. But why are the kids all speckled with brown? I think it’s because they have been eating chocolate and got dirty, just like real kids!


Have I Got Moos For You by Caroline Shotton

In this piece she has made a collage of newspaper clippings for the background, which is another new style for Shotton. I read that she also added clippings from her critics to the background. I really like this picture, the texture and colour really intrigue me.

Click on the links below for some random cow news!

Cow Farts Collected by Scientists

Get Your Very Own Mini Moo In Your Back Garden!

Thanks for reading!

Vicki

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