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

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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