James Donovan

James Donovan was born in Aberdare, South Wales in 1974 and educated at Swansea Institute, graduating in 1997 with a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Visual Arts.

The comical, communal and spiritual play their part in James’ work and have their basis in childhood memories and conversations with the father figures in his life. These stories, as many tend to do, have been reinterpreted and reformed to present fresh narratives. James’ use of symbolism contains stoic, respectful and personal metaphors that have helped to serve up myth and legend for future generations.

James was the recipient of the Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist of the Year in 1998. His paintings have been exhibited widely across Wales and in London during a career that began when he was still a degree student.

James Donovan – Balloon GIrl

James Donovan

Balloon Girl

Acrylic

14 x 18 inches

£750

James Donovan – Sentinels

James Donovan

Sentinels

Acrylic

8 x 8 inches

£395

James Donovan – Hairpins

James Donovan

Hairpins

Acrylic

9.5 x 8 inches

£450

James Donovan – Narcissus

James Donovan

Narcissus

Acrylic

6 x 4 inches

£250

James Donovan – Trailblazer

James Donovan

Trailblazer

Acrylic

19.5 x 10 inches

£650

James Donovan – Starfishing

James Donovan

Starfishing

MIxed Media on Paper

11.5 x 11.5 inches

£495

James Donovan – Shelter

James Donovan

Shelter

Acrylic on Board

11.5 x 4.5 inches

£395

James Donovan – Light Boat

James Donovan

Light Boat

Acrylic on Paper

19 x 15 inches

£750

James Donovan – Bedtime Story

James Donovan

Bedtime Story

Acrylic

12 x 12 inches

reserved

James Donovan – Windswept

James Donovan

Windswept

Acrylic on Canvas

3.5 x 2.5 inches

sold

James Donovan – Waiting for the Tide

James Donovan

Waiting for the Tide

Acrylic on Paper

9.5 x 6.5 inches

sold

James Donovan – Vessels

James Donovan

Vessels

Acrylics on canvas

21.5 x 17.5 inches

sold

James Donovan – Testing the Water

James Donovan

Testing the Water

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 20 inches

sold

James Donovan – Tea lights at Twilight

James Donovan

Tea lights at Twilight

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 16 inches

sold

James Donovan – Taking Cover

James Donovan

Taking Cover

Acrylic on Canvas

12 x 10 inches

sold

James Donovan – Stealing the show

James Donovan

Stealing the show

Acrylic on Canvas

15.5 x 15.5 inches

sold

James Donovan – Siren

James Donovan

Siren

Acrylic on Canvas

12 x 10 inches

sold

James Donovan – Sentinel

James Donovan

Sentinel

Acrylic on Paper

10 x 6 inches

sold

James Donovan – Sea Song

James Donovan

Sea Song

Acrylic on canvas

27.5 x 19.5 inches

sold

James Donovan – Prayer for a Peacock

James Donovan

Prayer for a Peacock

Acrylic on Canvas

14 x 18 inches

sold

James Donovan – Night Fishing

James Donovan

Night Fishing

Acrylic on Canvas

4 x 12 inches

sold

James Donovan – Messengers

James Donovan

Messengers

Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 24 inches

sold

James Donovan – Leading Lights

James Donovan

Leading Lights

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 28 inches

sold

James Donovan – Land Locked Lookouts

James Donovan

Land Locked Lookouts

Mixed Media on Paper

11.5 x 11.5 inches

sold

James Donovan – Hiding Place

James Donovan

Hiding Place

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 20 inches

sold

James Donovan – Hermit

James Donovan

Hermit

Acrylic on Canvas

4 x 12 inches

sold

James Donovan – Fly me to the moon

James Donovan

Fly me to the moon

Acrylic on Canvas

4 x 12 inches

sold

James Donovan – Float

James Donovan

Float

Acrylic on Paper

9.5 x 7.5 inches

sold

James Donovan – Feathered Friend

James Donovan

Feathered Friend

Acrylic on Canvas

12 x 10 inches

sold

James Donovan – Escapologist

James Donovan

Escapologist

Acrylic on Canvas

15 x 11 inches

sold

James Donovan – Chrysalis

James Donovan

Chrysalis

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 16 inches

sold