Jim was born in Pennsylvania but spent his adult life in Michigan, where he attended art school and worked as a commercial artist for many years. He eventually opened his own commercial art studio, servicing many of the major advertising agencies in the country. His fine art paintings hang in many homes and businesses around the world.
Some of his recent exhibits included:
Western and Wildlife Show, Casper WY., 2nd Place
Wyoming Conservation Stamp Competition, Top 40
Windsor Newton World Wide Competion, Semi-Finalist
Northeast Michigan Juried Exhibition, 1st Place
"Our Town Exhibition" 2001, Birmingham, MI, 2nd Place
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa OK, Small Format Invitational Show 2002 and 2004
Fredrix"Spirt of America" National Competition, Honorable Mention
Artist's Magazine 2003 Competion, 2nd place, Still Life
"Our Town Exhibition", Birmingham, MI 1st Place 2006 and 2009
Art Renewal Center, "2nd International ARC Competion" Finalist
Rayma Spaulding Memorial Award, Hudson Valley Art Association
Greenwich Gallery, Conn., "Small Works" Show. Finalist. Published Limited Edition
Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FLA, Viewer's Choice
Arts in Harmony 2011, MN, Best Out Of State Painting
National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, NY, NY 2011 Howard Mandell Memorial Award
"Our Town Exhibition", Birmingham, MI, Gold Award 2011
In 2005, one of Jim's paintings was included in the Ann Arbor, Michigan Kresge Art Museum's "Masters of Illusion, 150 years of Trompe L'oeil in America" show.
His work was exhibited at the Grand Rapids Public Museum during the ArtPrize venue
He had a one man show at the Jesse Besser Museum in Alpena, Michigan. Fifty pieces were exhibited.
In 2008 he completed a one man show at the Starkweather Gallery in Romeo ,Michigan.
Jim is a member of the NOAPS Signature Artist Guild, a honorary fellowship of career artists whose work is recognized for consistent excellence.