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Special Projects

Jim was commissioned to paint the front cover for 3 editions of Africa Encounter, a glossy annual magazine.

The Madhvani Group commissioned Jim to paint 12 bird paintings which formed the 1971 calendar.

It was around that time he was commissioned to paint the official portrait of President Jomo Kenyatta, with numerous prints adorning all the major hotels and Government offices in Kenya.

Jim also painted President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and later, Idi Amin of Uganda.


Jim Dawson was also approached to design art for T-shirts, selling with great success in many of the leading chain stores in the UK, here are a few examples: