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ART BRINGS TO LIGHT WHAT IS INVISIBLE TO OTHERS

Jim is a painter, a painting instructor, and fine woodworker (most recently as a custom guitar maker) with creative work that spans over 40 years.

 

Born in 1950, his family moved shortly thereafter from Salt Lake City, Utah to Southern California.

 

His father was an artist and an aerospace engineer, a path Jim was to follow. Involved in art from a young age, his interests always varied between the creative, technical, detailed workmanship.

 

Throughout the 1980s and 90s, he, like his father, built a career in the aerospace field.  He also used those years to seriously pursue painting.

 

Workshop studies took him from California to New York. His work with contemporary landscapes painters along with his own personal studies of Impressionist-era masters – European and American – fueled his love for the landscape genre in particular.

 

Since 2000, his ideas about art have been anchored in the landscape, but he has pushed himself to find alternatives to traditional practices of depicting nature as subject.

 

Jim has been greatly influenced by Monet’s path to Modernism and by Abstract Expressionism. And today he continues to explore his own ideas about visual expression through a variety of materials, compositional methods, and evolving techniques of application.

 

Jim currently lives and works close to his hometown of Torrance, California.

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

2014 - PRESENT

Painting Instructor: Landscape Oil Painting; Mixed Media Painting

Huntington Beach Art Center and Gallery (Huntington Beach, California)

 

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITS

2016: Huntington Beach Art Center, HB Art Council 3rd Annual exhibit

 

PAST EXHIBITS

2015:  Huntington Beach Art Center, HB Art Council 2nd Annual exhibit

2015:  Huntington Beach Art Center, Centered on the Center art exhibit

2014:  Huntington Beach Art Center, HB Art Council exhibit

2014:  Huntington Beach Art Center, Centered on the Center art exhibit

 

1998 Exhibitor:

Phippen Museum Western Art Show - Prescott, AZ.

Exhibitor: Scottsdale Desert Festival of Fine Arts – Scottsdale

Exhibitor: Scottsdale Artists’ School annual “Best and the Brightest” exhibition

Invitation: Phippen Museum Annual Art Auction.  Artists featured by invitation only.

 

1995: Two paintings juried for exhibit in OPA Southwest Regional Show, Scottsdale

1994-1998: Juried exhibitor in Scottsdale Artists’ School “Best and Brightest”

 

FORMAL STUDIES

1991-95 Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale, AZ

Studied landscape oil painting with Matt Smith, Kevin Macpherson, Ray Roberts and Bob Lemler; Still life painting with Joshua Fallik

 

1992 Corning, New York

Studied landscape oil painting under Thomas Buechner

 

1991 Steamboat Springs, CO

Oil painting workshop with Ted Goerschner

 

1989 UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Graduate level painting instruction under John Trees

 

1974 Utah State University, Logan UT

Studied landscape painting under Harrison Groutage

 

ART GALLERIES

2000: Palos Verdes Art Gallery, Palos Verdes, CA

1996:   The California Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.  Gallery, featured Early California as well as contemporary artists.

 

PAINTING TRAVELS

1990’s - Summers in Santa Fe and Taos, NM, Colorado and Southern Utah

 

1997 - Paris, France

1997 - Fontainebleau, France

 

1996-1998 - Three summers in Alaska with travels to Kenai Peninsula, Cooks Inlet, Wrangell-St. Elias and Denali National Parks.

 

1995 - New England States including the coast of Maine

 

 

 

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