Paul James

Paul James Urban Artist

Paul James, the accomplished artist, is widely recognised for his exceptional talent. However, this multifaceted individual is not only a composer but also a skilled pianist. His true artistic expression is brought to life through his love for wildlife, animals, and breathtaking landscapes.

Driven by his unwavering determination and positive outlook on life, Paul has achieved great success in his career. His passion for his craft can be summed up as an unwavering love for life itself.

Originally hailing from Leicestershire, Paul now resides with his wife Linda in the scenic South of Ireland. Despite initially pursuing a study of graphic design in art college, Paul’s rebellious nature led him down a different path. He found inspiration in painting classic cars and accepting commissions to immortalise beloved pets for his neighbours. As the saying goes, it began raining cats and dogs.


Simultaneously, Paul’s musical career took off as he played the piano and organ in various venues such as pubs, clubs, and cocktail bars. Life was truly splendid. However, his passion for painting resurfaced, leading him to embark on his professional journey as an artist in 1986. Since then, he has captivated audiences with his landscapes and paintings, infused with the atmospheric charm of Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire.

Paul’s artistic style is remarkable, characterised by intricate detail that demands painstaking effort to achieve perfection. His works are revered for their near-photorealistic quality, drawing inspiration from his own photographic references.

For many years, Paul and Linda have collaborated, publishing their work together. Initially, their work found a home with esteemed names such as Washington Green, Solomon & Whitehead, Gordon Frazer, and Blazing editions. Their remarkable lifestyle aboard the “FOOLS PARADISE,” a narrow boat, provided them with much inspiration. While Linda sold their artwork directly from the toe path, Paul continued to create masterpieces. It was a truly romantic existence. Eventually, their work outgrew the boat, prompting their relocation to Ireland in 2004. There, Paul’s reputation thrived as he participated in various events, including the Wexford Opera Festival, and showcased his piano skills at a theater bar in Dublin.

Despite having painted professionally for over 25 years, Paul believes he is merely at the beginning of his artistic journey. He is brimming with new ideas to capture the beauty of animals and landscapes from all corners of the world. As he continues to evolve as an artist, the possibilities are boundless.

Picture Framing and Glass options

Choose your preferred style of frame to match in with your decor, select from four different finishes including: Polished Lacquered Black or Black Grain Tray Frame. Profile size of picture frame is 5-7 cm wide. If you require a something else please contact us so we can help you select what you are after.

Glazing Choices are either a 2mm clear float glass or reflection control art glass with ultra-violet protection – This is what most our customers go for as it preserves your print and stops direct sun damage.

Whitehorse Gallery’s ‘Master Framers’ have accumulated over 30 years of experience, showcasing unmatched expertise in framing artwork.

The Team, having learned the family’s traditional framing techniques, possess the knowledge and ability to complete the job with precision. With expertise in both small-scale framed pieces and large commercial picture framing projects, they have the knowledge and skills to successfully complete the job on time and to the highest standards. Continuing a rich family tradition, they uphold the legacy. Ready to provide outstanding framing services.


We also have many years experience on fulfilling international shipments and make custom crates to suit so your artwork arrives safe in one piece, please contact us if you need it shipping aboard.

Art Hanging

Do you require your artwork to be hanged up on the wall, again if you are a UK customer this is something we can do for you at very little cost. Contact us today to get he ball rolling so we can book you in.