Artist's Statement
 
My work is landscape inspired but not site specific. I work intuitively. I do not draw or preplan my art but approach each canvas as an emotional adventure. Paint is applied with a palette knife, mixed directly on the canvas. I scratch and dig into the wet paint to reveal the layers beneath. There are often 10 or more layers of paint. My thoughts are of the passage of time, the layers of earth and stone with the marks left by mankind. When looking at my work, I hope you see something different with each viewing, depending upon the light, time of day, and your personal mood.


 
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Moab 1
40x30
Acrylic on Canvas
 










On the Trail (Grand Canyon Suite)
60x48
Acrylic on Canvas
 








Out of Abuquiu
40x36
Acrylic on Canvas
 









Painted Desert (Grand Canyon Suite)
52x46
Acrylic on Canvas
 











Rio de Oro (Grand Canyon Suite)
60x48
Acrylic on Canvas
 












Santee
40x30
Acrylic on Canvas
 

Biography
 
Jim, a native of Virginia, and has a degree in Art History from The College of William and Mary. He taught art and founded the art departments for two high schools in Virginia. He also taught watercolor workshops and exhibited in national competitions. A rafting trip through the Grand Canyon provided the inspiration for abstracting the landscape using acrylic on canvas and building his art in layers of color. His work is in public and private collections throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. The Denver Art Museum has one in their Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art. Jim maintains studios in Colorado and Virginia.

 


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