buffalo based artist

The yames

What sets James apart is his unwavering dedication to preserving the age-old tradition of hand-painted signage in an increasingly digital world. His signs are not just utilitarian; they are meticulously crafted pieces of art that offer a glimpse into the past while embracing the present.

However, it is James’s mural work that truly defines his artistic prowess. His larger-than-life creations tell the story of Buffalo, weaving together its industrial history, diverse communities, and vibrant present. Each mural is a tapestry of color and culture, a testament to James’s deep connection to the city he calls home.

Whether it’s a historical mural celebrating Buffalo’s industrial roots or a vibrant streetscape depicting the city’s contemporary vibrancy, James’s work is a reflection of his love for his hometown. His murals serve as landmarks, not just on the city’s streets but in the hearts of its residents.

In a world that often rushes past the subtleties of handcrafted art, James Montague is a reminder that the beauty of the past can find a place in the present. His hand-painted signs and murals continue to breathe life and character into the very fabric of Buffalo, leaving an indelible mark on the city’s artistic landscape.

The Yames

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James's artistic journey began on the streets of Buffalo, where he found solace in transforming weathered walls and aging storefronts into captivating works of art.

Armed with a brush and a boundless imagination, he has become the go-to artist for businesses and communities seeking to infuse a touch of creativity into their surroundings.

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