20″ x 30″
Oil on Panel
Gallery Affiliation: Sharon Weiss Gallery
Jim is an Ohio native who grew up near Yellow Springs. He studied drawing, photography, and design in college but chose dentistry for a career. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, spent three years as an Air Force dentist, the returned to civilian life and entered graduate school to specialize in endodontics. While in private endodontic practice, his interest in art resurfaced and he enrolled at Columbus College of Art and Design to study painting. After a few years there, he took up the sport of plein air painting and found favorite painting destinations along the coasts of Maine, California, and the Florida panhandle. His subject also come from observation of urban and rural areas near his home and studio in Dublin. A recent tour of Cuba has inspired his most recent work. Jim is represented by Sharon Weiss Gallery in the Short North Arts District.