Dar's Acrylic Paintings
The magical, layered acrylic works of Dar James.
I am a painter who paints brightly colored, joyful and ethereal acrylic works on canvas. The backgrounds are meticulously built up, over the course of days, with many, many layers of transparent drips, each layer drying between the next, creating depth and lending a beautiful effect to the image that often resembles hand-painted fabrics or batik.
My trees are universal symbols that conjure metaphors of life,
family, community & love.
I use two techniques to create them... one that builds up the branches and leaves in many layers and another that uses negative space, creating a "window" to what is essentially a painting within a painting. The final layer is a vast array of dot-work done with a dip-nib pen and acrylic ink which quite literally lights them up. In a commitment to design aesthetic, I extend the motifs of each work onto all four sides of the gallery wrapped canvases.
The work in this slide show is a portfolio that represents my body of acrylic works. While some of the paintings here might still be available for sale, many have already been sold. If you are interested in a particular piece, please inquire. Current work can be seen at The Studio in New Hope, PA, or at one of my exhibition events.
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Commissions and re-creations are always welcome.
Most of the images on this site can be turned into beautiful, high quality canvas prints that very closely resemble the original paintings.
Please email me for more information and prices: dar(at)darsworld(dot)com.