Jimmy Law


David 02I was born in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State on 26 September 1970.

I matriculated from President Steyn High in 1989.

In 1990 I enrolled to study a three year Graphic Design Diploma course at the Technicon of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein.

After 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 endeavors, 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 completely on my painting.

Jimmy Law - Mirrors in the Sky - Oil on canvas 1500mm x 1320mm SOLD

The first year was extremely tough, I made no money. I also took up airbrushing and started spraying motorcycles of which mostly Harley-Davidsons and some cars. At least some money was coming in and I was surviving.

I was working in a photo realistic style and paintings took forever to complete.

In December 2010 I radically changed the approach to my work 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.



2012 Participating artist, Art Angels Auction, Ellerman House, Camps Bay, Cape Town.
2012 Two man Exhibition, Lovell Gallery, Woodstock.
2012 “Inside” Solo Exhibition, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville.
2011 “Riders” Two man collaboration, Everard Read Cape Town.
2011 “Fresh” Group Exhibit, Everard Read Cape Town.
2004 Group Exhibit, Bang Gallery Johannesburg.
2004 Group Exhibit with Igubu Collective, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.
2004 Group Exhibit with Strika Entertainment Chelsea House, Somerset West.
2003 “Venge” Solo Exhibit, Bell-Roberts, Cape Town.


Articles on my work has been published in local newspapers such as “The District Mail”
“Venge”, self published graphic novel.
Several publications regarding my comic art have been made online.
I was featured on e-tv and in several radio interviews on “Artscape Radio” and “Bush Radio”, Cape Town.
Marie Claire Magazine.


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