I'm a British artist who came to Paraguay in 2004 to paint murals in a children's home. I came for just two months, but I love the country so much I'm still here 12 years and 700 murals later. My paintings are on public walls in schools, children's homes, restaurants and town halls all across the country. I've sold more than 19,000 illustrations worldwide through Getty Images, and my pop art canvases through various galleries on various continents, all of which funds my murals.
After art college and university I took graphic design commissions whilst pursuing the first love of my 20's, playing drums with my band. Then came the opportunity to come to Paraguay.
Unlike most artists who look for new ways to add texture to a canvas, I look for new ways to remove it. With my painting I strive for the cleanest lines possible, (I put this down to years of creating vector illustrations).
Many of my illustrations and design commissions over the years have been for original lichtenstein-esque Pop art which I've developed a passion for. I always loved the striking colors, accessible, familiar imagery and - more importantly to me - it's ability to bring warmth, life and a sense of fun to any space. It's these attributes I seek to include in all my pieces.
I also paint bespoke pop art portraits from your photo. You can check this out and my other work here:
Thanks for stopping by, Jamie.
All works are copyrighted by the artist, © James Lee 2016. All rights reserved.
Original pop art paintings