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.


Part-time Pirate
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 9.5 inches
£495

Patches
Acrylic on Panel
12 x 8 inches
£450

Sentinels
Acrylic
8 x 8 inches
£395

Hairpins
Acrylic
9.5 x 8 inches
£450

Narcissus
Acrylic
6 x 4 inches
£250

Fotilla
Acrylic on Panel
12 x 4 inches

Balloon Girl
Acrylic
14 x 18 inches

Trailblazer
Acrylic
10 x 19.5 inches

Bedtime Story
Acrylic
12 x 12 inches

Windswept
Acrylic on Canvas
3.5 x 2.5 inches

Waiting for the Tide
Acrylic on Paper
9.5 x 6.5 inches

Vessels
Acrylic on Canvas
21.5 x 17.5 inches

Testing the Water
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 20 inches

Tea Lights at Twilight
Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 16 inches

Taking Cover
Acrylic on Canvas
10 x 12 inches

Stealing the Show
Acrylic on Canvas
15.5 x 15.5 inches

Siren
Acrylic on Canvas
10 x 12 inches

Sentinel
Acrylic on Paper
6 x 10 inches

Sea Song
Acrylic on Canvas
27.5 x 19.5 inches

Prayer for a Peacock
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 14 inches