Photograph of Artist JAMES EARLEY
JAMES EARLEY
Whiteparish, - United Kingdom



Original Artworks (18)

James Earley; Syrian Shadows, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 51 x 76 cm. Artwork description: 241 aEURoeSyrian ShadowsaEUR is an original oil painting. I painted aEURoeSyrian ShadowsaEUR in a photorealism style and I wanted the painting to be a documentary on the consequences of the devastating war in Syria.The refugee crisis in Syria has exploded since the outbreak of the war and ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
51 x 76 cm (20.1 x 29.9 inches)
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James Earley; A Child Of Kashmir, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 70 x 100 cm. Artwork description: 241 I wanted to paint a portrait of a child who has grown up in Kashmir during the recent unrest in the area. In 2019 the Indian Government revoked Article 370 which meant that Kashmir would lose its own constitution and would be ruled by India. This was ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2021
70 x 100 cm (27.6 x 39.4 inches)
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James Earley; A Cardboard Story, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 51 x 76 cm. Artwork description: 241 I met Simon in 2020 on the streets of Southampton. It was a really cold day and it had just started to rain. We spoke about his journey to where he was and like many homeless people that I have met the journey was a sad and ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2021
51 x 76 cm (20.1 x 29.9 inches)
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James Earley; The Gingerbread Man, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 130 x 100 cm. Artwork description: 241 I met Harvey and Lauren in 2019. They were sat outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square London. I got to know them both and learnt their story as to how they had ended up homeless.I got the impression that they were clinging on to the ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
130 x 100 cm (51.2 x 39.4 inches)
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James Earley; I See The Man, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 60 cm. Artwork description: 241 Every where the Afghan child looks he sees conflict, he sees a threat. Imagine living your whole life with that fear. I can not begin to imagine it. I wanted to show an Afghan child proud of his heritage, proud of his country and his people yet ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
40 x 60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inches)
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James Earley; Syria, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 70 x 100 cm. Artwork description: 241 Syria is an original oil on canvas painting.I remember seeing a famous Times Magazine that wrote about a trend of 1960s theologians to write God out of the field of theology.  Times were changing and Modern Science seemed to have had eliminated the need for religion ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
70 x 100 cm (27.6 x 39.4 inches)
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James Earley; Atonio, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 55 x 82 cm. Artwork description: 241 I met Antonio in 2018 in Madrid. I was exhibiting my work in Madrid for the very first time and after each show I would see Antonio sat on his bench outside the gallery. I do not speak Spanish but I got to know Antonio a little ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
55 x 82 cm (21.7 x 32.3 inches)
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James Earley; American History, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 121 x 93 cm. Artwork description: 241 aEURoeAmerican HistoryaEUR is a painting about racism in the USA.  I really wanted Donald Trump to play a central role in this painting.  Donald Trump has had much to say about Mexicans, Chinese and other races and I cringe at the hatred that comes out of his ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
121 x 93 cm (47.6 x 36.6 inches)
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James Earley; Rage Against The State, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 40 cm. Artwork description: 241 I remember a famous Life Magazine cover that was published during the Vietnam War. It was titled aEURoeThe blunt reality of war in VietnamaEUR and showed aEURoeA Vietcong, mouth taped for security, held prisoner by the US MarinesaEUR. I was struck by how this reflected the issue ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 inches)
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James Earley; Olga By James Earley, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241 I met Olga in Winchester Uk in December 2019.  She had visited England to help raise awareness of issues such as homelessness and poverty.  She was a Nun from Minsk in Belarus.I was struck by her purity and honesty.  She had total commitment to kindness and ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
60 x 90 cm (23.6 x 35.4 inches)
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James Earley; Boris And The Golden Pig, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 70 x 100 cm. Artwork description: 241 I wanted to create a painting of an imaginary world where Boris Johnson the Prime Minister of the UK is homeless and where golden pigs fly.  Ultimately I wanted to show how the current economic model can create such wealth in one hand and yet such poverty ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
70 x 100 cm (27.6 x 39.4 inches)
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James Earley; A Conversation, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241 I wanted to produce a painting that casts a light on the refugee crisis and the terrible suffering that the refugees have had to endure. The portrait is of a Syrian Boy who is now living in a Turkish refugee camp but it could also be of ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
60 x 90 cm (23.6 x 35.4 inches)
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James Earley; Stolen Dreams, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 80 cm. Artwork description: 241 Jason lives on the streets of Bournemouth.  I met Jason at Christmas 2019.  He was tired and cold but kind and caring.  I spoke to him at length about his life and we spoke of his dreams for the future, dreams that were fading but still there....
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
60 x 80 cm (23.6 x 31.5 inches)
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James Earley; Joes Wall, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 60 cm. Artwork description: 241 aEURoeJoesaEURtm WallaEUR is an oil on canvas painting of Joe Crow. Joe is homeless and he lives on the streets of Winchester. Joe is one of the most gentle guys that I have ever encountered. He lives every second of his life and every second of his ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
40 x 60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inches)
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James Earley; The Place Of The Skull, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 120 x 82 cm. Artwork description: 241 The Place of The Skull is a tribute to the child victims of war. I was influenced by PicassoaEURtms Guernica which had a profound affect on me and I wanted to do a modern version of this painting. The Three figures in the background are images ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
120 x 82 cm (47.2 x 32.3 inches)
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James Earley; The Yellow Road, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 80 cm. Artwork description: 241 I met Sarah outside South Kensington Tube Station in 2019.  She was extremely tired and had just been moved along by a Security Guard.  I got to know her over a seven day period and as I sketched her I got to understand her story.  As with ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2019
60 x 80 cm (23.6 x 31.5 inches)
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James Earley; Father, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 102 x 78 cm. Artwork description: 241 aEURoeFatheraEUR by James Earley is a painting of Matthew a young homeless man living on the streets of Southampton in the UK. This is the second painting of Matthew by James Earley, the first titled aEURoeMatthewaEUR.aEURoeI met Matthew in 2017 and then again in 2018. Matthew ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
102 x 78 cm (40.2 x 30.7 inches)
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James Earley; Economics, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 92 x 62 cm. Artwork description: 241  Economics  is an original oil on canvas painting.aEURoeEconomicsaEUR is a painting centred on a homeless guy that I met in Amsterdam in 2019. I had seen Ronald a number of times during an exhibition that I had in Amsterdam. The last time that I saw him ...
James Earley
Original Oil Painting, 2020
92 x 62 cm (36.2 x 24.4 inches)
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Artist Statement

I have often been asked why I paint homeless people or people on an emotional knife edge. From a very early age I had always wanted to paint those people who are the victims, I do not know why, why would a young boy want to sketch a homeless person rather than a still life, a landscape or a portrait of someone that they know I firmly believe there are some questions that you can not answer, sometimes your heart tells you something and you just have to follow it no matter where it takes you. This is how I feel. When I paint a still life or any other subject my heart is not there, there is no emotion yet when I paint a person that has the misfortune of constantly having to walk on a cliffs edge and whose emotions are stretched to the limit my heart beats faster, my emotions fight with the image, the image is the subject and it is me. I have been told by many to change subject matters to those that would look nice on someones wall. I do not want to. When someone purchases one of my paintings they are purchasing a bit of me, a canvas battleground of emotion. This is my calling.
I have met some of the nicest and true people that I have ever met on the streets, people who smile and laugh when their physical and emotional pain almost forbids them. If I can raise awareness of this issue through my art then I am a truly happy man as I have achieved what I was told to do.
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