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2022-09-18 22:16
I saw that I haven’t updated my blog for more than a year. So much has happened in that time. I spent the last year until April 27th looking after my lovely mum. Although I am 1 of 5 c… Read More
Daphne Du Maurier’s Garden
2021-06-02 14:19
The finished painting below is of Ferryside which I previously posted as a work in process. It was the first dwelling belonging to Daphne du Maurier where she wrote her first book The Loving… Read More
2021-05-29 16:55
So, I have been working on a house with an amazing garden, rented by writer Daphne du Maurier and here is the work in progress. I am also working on making my own not so massive garden look… Read More
2021-05-24 08:24
One of the great things about Cornwall is that it has a never ending supply of inspiration. Everywhere I look there is something to paint. My latest piece of The Blue Peter Inn in Polperro… Read More
2021-05-19 19:48
As we are now out of the next stage of lockdown in England, I have decided to go into my local city centre to take some photos of as many interesting and quirky places as I can find. Also, s… Read More
Welcome To Plymouth!
2021-05-13 18:57
I thought I would have a look and see how one of my pics looked in a frame. I think it looks pretty good. I might start selling the prints with frames as well. So here you go, welcome to my… Read More
Only Took Me 50 Years!
2021-05-08 15:49
When I was younger, I was the biggest Elvis Presley fan you would ever meet. I used to spend ages trying to perfect my quiff and my shaky leg and curled lip. What I always wanted to do, was… Read More
2021-05-06 13:58
So, I couldn’t make up my mind what to post about today, so I decided to share both with you. I made both of them anyway. The first is my latest drawing/painting, which is of an old ic… Read More
2021-05-02 09:29
Jamaica Inn is situated on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. It is said to be renowned in the past with its affiliations with smugglers. It originally began as a coach house or a stop by for tired tr… Read More
2021-04-28 15:12
What a great day it was yesterday! We had glorious sunshine and went out for the first time in a very long time for pleasure rather than to do something necessary. You’ll be surprised… Read More
2021-04-24 18:34
I actually live in the maritime city of England. Plymouth is famous for its maritime history and in normal times it can be a great place to live. That’s why here and in the surrounding… Read More
2021-04-21 12:40
Although my Etsy shop says ‘member since 2014’I have only actually been using it since 2020. After years of trying to earn a bit to fund my next art project I decided to sell on… Read More
I Love Our Red Things
2021-04-17 19:48
When you look around if you visit England, you can’t help but notice of the red phone boxes (which are not so common anymore), red post boxes which are everywhere, in the walls, on the… Read More
Would You Like Me To Serenade You?
2021-04-13 09:35
If I could play my guitar a little better and sing as I use to, I would. Especially in this beautiful courtyard in the pretty little town of Locorotondo, Puglia in Italy. I hope I can go bac… Read More
2021-04-12 08:25
This time last year I really wanted to do something different and i have previously showcased some of my attempts at different things. I really enjoyed having a bash at animation. It’s… Read More
2021-04-11 09:50
I also had a go at soft pastel drawings last year and here are a few of them. Tell me what you think? Should I include them on my Etsy shop? Read More
2021-04-10 12:56
While I was trying different things out last year, I also had a go at Manga and cartoons. My mum and I have this gorgeous black and white cat called Dotty. She is a bit mental and likes to c… Read More
2021-04-09 14:58
Here are some more drawings I did last year whilst experimenting with the four treasures. If you would like any as a print you will have to contact by sending me a message. Otherwise visit m… Read More
2021-04-08 08:39
When I was trying new things out just before the beginning of lockdown in 2020, I found a passion I had was for Chinese and Japanese traditional art and calligraphy. So I bought all of the s… Read More
2021-04-06 07:26
I have just made a sale which is going all the way to Japan. Apart from it costing the same to send it there as the print itself, I am so happy that they like my art there. Most of the mater… Read More
Work In Progress: Day 2
2021-04-02 08:47
I posted the latest creation in progress yesterday all freehand fine liner. (No rulers) Now I have started to colour her. It took me about 4 – 5 hours to do the colour that you see, do… Read More
2021-04-01 10:47
I thought I would show you the detail in my inking. I don’t go for perfection, I want it to look alive. I’ll update later with he finished piece. Falmouth Harbour James Presley (… Read More
2021-03-30 19:51
I am thinking about doing some videos of myself creating to put on my shop on Etsy, but I don’t know if it is a good idea. I have a GoPro type thing, so the equipment is ok. Just wonde… Read More
2021-03-28 21:56
I grew up in Cornwall, or for the early part of my life, definitely want to return to live there one day, but for now visiting the beautiful seaside places and fishing villages and putting d… Read More
Plymouth, Wonderful Plymouth
2021-03-26 09:02
I moved abroad in 1993 and didn’t come home for good until 2017 and a lot had changed in England since then. At first, was very excited to get back to my home town of Plymouth and to b… Read More
2021-03-25 10:30
So since I last posted on here in October 2020, my shop has been noticed but not doing fantastically. I have lots of likes and great reviews from customers, but it still isn’t going to… Read More
2020-10-10 13:24
I have finally decided to open an Etsy shop to perhaps make some money so I can continue painting. It can be very expensive sometimes. Since 1 st January, 2020 I have been creating every day… Read More
2019-05-17 08:52
About This Work Turquoise War Bonnet started as a different idea but developed into this finished product.It’s what I intended it to be in the end, based on the beautiful turquoise fea… Read More
2019-04-27 17:00
Chanoyu is a type of Japanese tea ceremony which is what this painting represents in my eye.Maybe something completely different in yours.It is incredibly difficult to get the colours exact… Read More
2019-04-06 12:18
So, since last posting I have created 2 more creations, but been really busy with other things to post them, but they’re here now for you to view and comment on. Thanks for taking a lo… Read More
2019-03-11 16:53
This is my latest addition to my now ever growing pile of paintings. I think I have done so many now that MoMa would find it hard to fit them all in. I just can’t help myself…… Read More
2019-02-10 14:47
This is the first time in a very long time that I have created a painting of such proportion and I can’t tell you how much I missed the ability to express my freedom, dancing on the ca… Read More
2019-01-19 14:37
Difficult to see when looking at the photo, but this and my previous 2 or 3 paintings are all textured, done with acrylic on canvas. This allows you not only to look at the painting but to g… Read More
2019-01-14 17:46
I hope you like the painting. This is another from my palette and orange collection. To be viewed in MoMa next year 🙂 Advertisements Read More
2019-01-08 19:17
Figurante is my first painting of 2019.I used, what I think are very beautiful warm colours to warm you up in the winter.I especially like the permanent alizarin crimson that I have mixed wi… Read More
2018-12-19 15:16
Hippocampus was created using a few metallic colours, such a blue, gold and copper. It is painted on a box canvas and all sides are covered so would be suitable to hang straight on the wall… Read More
2018-12-05 16:33
15.54 was ready to be added to my addition of many, many painting at 15.54 on 5th December 2018. In some countries that’s St. Nicholas day, or Mikulas. In England that’s just ano… Read More
2018-11-23 19:46
I friend of mine gave me a nice surprise today and sent me a photo of a painting that I created about 15 years ago and I had completely forgotten about.  It was only when he sent me the… Read More
2018-11-19 14:46
So here is a new addition to my slightly smaller-sized paintings.  This one is ‘Fish Gold’, because I see a Fish and there’s gold in it.  I loved doing the gold b… Read More
Slow Boat On Green Water
2018-11-07 16:06
Acrylic on canvas 51x56x4cm By James Presley   This green painting is green because I wanted to paint green. 🙂 The mood from it feels like still water on a pond or lake or a riv… Read More
Arizona Sunset
2018-10-25 09:33
About This Work Although I have never been to Arizona, when I finished this painting what sprang to mind was the great rock formations in Monument Valley.That’s what I see anyway, you… Read More
Transition – Interference
2018-10-14 11:33
Hi folks!  Sorry, I haven’t been around for a while, but with several websites to maintain and work and my art and other things, I don’t always have time to blog these days… Read More
2018-08-30 12:51
Hello peeps! Sorry, I have not been around for a while, just sorting out a few things in life.  But here is another new painting I have just finished.  I hope you enjoy it.  I… Read More
Another New Addition
2018-08-04 16:12
I created this deep edge painting with the beautiful English summer nights in mind that we are having at the moment.The painting is 4cms deep and I have painted all around so it can be enjoy… Read More
2018-08-03 17:46
  Sparkler is painted on a deep canvas and can be viewed from all sides as I have tried to make it infinite. I gave it this title because it reminds you of when you were a kid and you u… Read More
Allison’s Music
2018-07-05 20:31
This is a painting that I have done recently and I dedicate it to my cousin.  The reason for this is because she gives me so much inspiration and it is just great that she is there for… Read More
What A Wedding!
2018-05-19 12:12
I’ve just, unwillingly watched some of the royal wedding and was quite surprised out how nice it was.  There was definitely an American flavour to it, which I think gave it a bit… Read More
Oh Do Bee-have!
2018-04-26 22:45
Bee-have, which is a play on the word behave not be and have was created using just a few colours with a view to having a large impact.I have ticked that it isn’t ready to hang, but th… Read More
Tumbleweed – A New Addition
2018-04-13 16:31
Tumbleweed is my latest painting on a painting.I created a painting and on top another painting. Tumbleweed was created on a 2.5cm deep canvas so is suitable to hang straight on your wall or… Read More
What Do I Think?
2018-03-28 12:52
The thing I liked about doing this painting was the beautiful violet blue color didn’t really stand out till after I finished.  That’s what I noticed, and that’s what… Read More
3 Billboards Outside Plymouth, England
2018-03-20 11:07
I kind of named this painting inspired a little bit by the movie. I found the billboards in the movie quite moving so I painted my own. Mine have my own message and it isn’t so tragic… Read More
2018-03-03 18:24
Originally posted on Suites Culturelles: Cecil Beaton, The New Soft Look © 1951 by The Condé Nast Publications. Every so often, a painter has to destroy painting. Cezanne did it… Read More
Blue Noon
2018-03-03 14:20
This is my latest artwork, which reflects the feelings I have occasionally when I get stuck in a rut and don’t see changes happening.  I am sure all will be well and suddenly the… Read More
What About A Big “Spring Eruption”?
2018-02-21 17:16
I know it’s only the end of February and we keep getting all of these warnings about cold weather on the way, but down here in Plymouth we have had the quite mild weather for the last… Read More
2018-02-09 12:32
Seems like Monique is getting braver these days and beginning to reveal more of herself.  I’m not sure though, she looks a bit shy. Aah, my Monique, such a cutie. 🙂 Come o… Read More
2018-02-01 10:22
This is Monique’s twin sister Maria, she’s the angel of the two but a bit shy so she keeps her face covered when posing for her portrait.  I’ll let her know if she&rsq&hell…Read More
2018-01-24 12:49
Monique is a painting I have just completed.  Monique, derives from Greek meaning alone, or advisor or the French meaning madonna or wise. The title just came into my head and the meani… Read More
My Picasso
2018-01-20 22:32
I’ve recently discovered a place where I can purchase all kinds of great books at incredibly low prices.  I used to have a large collection of art books about some of my favourite… Read More
Lana Del Rey: My Art And Her Art
2018-01-10 16:59
When we create we may like to do it in silence or wemay like to have some music going in the background.  I have recently discovered Lana Del Rey, and the more I listen, the more I love… Read More
Women Artists In Ascendance
2018-01-07 14:03
Spotlight on Helen Frankenthaler Excerpts from Life Magazine, 13th May 1957.  How times have changed.   In the art-filled centuries of the past, women rarely took up serious career… Read More
2017-12-26 16:03
Southway – in the woods! I din’twant to uplaod these, because it would take alot of space so I have created an album you can click on the above link.  Here’s a couple… Read More
A Portrait And A Dream
2017-12-20 15:25
Featured image: A Portrait and a Dream (1953) By Jackson Pollock I was just reading an article that someone had posted about the featured image and it really got my back up.  I absolute… Read More
Christmas Time
2017-12-19 08:17
    It’s Christmas time once again and I would like to wish all of my followers, readers and artist lovers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  This is only my… Read More
2017-12-14 18:16
My latest piece: Nothing – Out there! Nothing more to say really excapet visit: James Presley and have a Merry Christmas! Advertisements Read More
The Olive Branch
2017-12-10 14:30
My latest: The Olive Branch, Acrylic on canvas, 92cm x 61cm         Advertisements Read More
Ruby Blue Just For You
2017-12-07 22:46
My latest work: Ruby Blue Acrylic on unstretched canvas, 136 x 100cm   By James Presley © James Presley 2017 Advertisements Read More
Spot The Original?
2017-12-04 16:33
When I post on Instagram, I will often post parts of whole paintings just because I think that when you look a the painting up clode there is a whole new painting hidden within a painting.&n&hell…Read More
2017-12-03 13:51
Originally posted on irevuo: Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s works can cause psychological trauma. Or are they depictions of such trauma? There’s something bizarre about them, a… Read More
Why Not Design Album Covers?
2017-11-26 17:05
I woke up in the night because I couldn’t sleep, as you do and I had an idea about offering my art to album cover designers.  I could just see it all over the cover of a vinyl alb… Read More
2017-11-25 16:20
“Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made a slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it wou… Read More
Bolivian Art – Art Culture In Bolivia
2017-11-21 21:29
I noticed from looking at the many beautiful Bolivian artworks that colour is a very prominent feature in their paintings, which is pretty close to my heart.  I love the vibrant colours… Read More
2017-11-20 22:22
So, I was quite busy painting in October and November, but I’ve slowed down a bit again now.  I still have plenty of ideas but there are certain other things happening which don&r&hell…Read More
Silk – Interactive Generative Art
2017-11-20 01:13
I was just about to go to bed when I literally stumbled upon this sent by StumbleUpon.  I started playing with it and found it quite relaxing and therapeutic.  Try it by clicking i… Read More

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