Abstract painter portraits Jimmy Law is a South African artist born in 1979 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State. He has a diploma in graphic design from the Technicon, Orange Free state.  Initially, he worked in a printing company for clothes and surfboards in Woodstock, then he became a freelance illustrator in the world of comics.  He practiced painting on the side but in 2008, he decided to dedicate himself to painting. In 2010, he drastically changed his approach and began to paint with large paint brushes. Indeed, he changed his style in a radical manner, moving from photo-realism to a more energetic type of painting, while being extremely accurate for the most important elements in his paintings, a look which was detached from his portraits and realized nudes in oil paint or acrylic.  His paintings are presented in several private collections around the world.

JIMMY LAW

ARTIST

Biography

Art Lounge international has built a huge interest in the Leamington and Warwickshire area, for the new contemporary artist Jimmy Law and we just love the work! The gallery in Leamington Spa will be showcasing new works shortly.

Jimmy Law Quote:

"My studies I was conscripted for National Service in the South African National Defence Force for one year. After being discharged from National Service I moved to Cape Town and found work at a printing company in Woodstock. This was my first job. I tried my hand at several endeavours, ranging from clothing design and manufacture to surfboards, but non of them were really successful."

Staying in Cape Town, I found work as a freelance illustrator and did a lot of work in the comic book industry. All along I was painting in my spare time. In 2008 I decided to focus entirely on my painting. The first year was extremely tough, I made no money. I also took up airbrushing and started spraying motorcycles of which mostly Harley-Davidson's. At least some money was coming in and I was surviving. At this time, I was painting in a photo realistic style and paintings took forever to complete. In December 2010 I radically changed the approach to my painting style by using only large brushes which initiated some remarkable changes and effectively started my career as a serious, full time artist. I focus on creating energetic and expressive portraits and nudes on a fairly large format in oils and acrylics. Many of my works now adorn the homes and offices of clients around the world.