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After working for many years as a graphic and commercial artist, Jim has worked the last two decades as a fine artist. His subject matter is the land and the life of the American West.
The landscape, the people and wildlife provide him with the inspiration necessary to produce award winning paintings. His work has been shown in shows such as ‘Arts for the Parks’, Oil Painters of America and the Colorado Governor’s invitational. It is in both private and corporate collections in the US and Canada.
Whether working in his studio or outdoors ‘en plein air’, Jim seeks to capture the spirit or essence of the subject. Color, composition, texture, drawing, and technique all factor into the creation of his paintings and the primary goal is to create natural, harmonious and rhythmic works. While he is primarily self-studied, he is grateful to the many artists who over the years have provided guidance and examples to help him improve his skills.
“The craft of painting is an open-ended endeavor that is never fully mastered and the challenge of the pursuit is its own reward. To be able to express myself in a visual manner and to have the results appreciated are added bonuses.”