In his studios in Connecticut, and Chatham, Massachusetts, Jim Magner creates marine landscapes and seascapes. Inspired while sailing and navigating the waters of the East Coast, Jim has observed first-hand the many changing faces the ocean presents as the light, sands and water react to the ever changing environment. As an avid plein air painter, Jim divides his time between painting coastal scenes on location along the New England coast and larger studio works developed from his plein air studies.
Jim graduated from Vesper George School of Art in Boston, class of 1966 with a focus on design and painting. Other studies include the University of Hartford Art School and Boston Institute of Architecture. Jim’s professional affiliations, as well as his great appreciation of French and American Impressionism provide him with a foundation necessary to interpret and create vibrant and expressive paintings that capture the spirit of his subject.
Jim’s work is in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad.
Elected Artist Member- Copley Society, Boston MA
Signature Member - American Society of Marine Artists, ASMA
Elected Artist Member Salmagundi Club NY,
Elected Artist Member Allied Artists of America
Elected Artist Member, Lyme Art Association,
Elected Artist Member, Academic Artists Association.
Academic Artists Association Robert Duffy Award 2017
Guild of Boston Artists Exhibition, 2015 Silver Medal
Academic Artists Association, 1st place Award for oils and acrylics
Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, July, 2015 President’s Award
Salmagundi Art Club NYC, 2015, Martin Hanna award for Outstanding Work
Salmagundi Art Club NYC, 2014 William Merritt Chase Award for Oils
Allied Artist of America, 2014 Alden Byron Memorial Award Medal for traditional landscape
Gene Magazzini Memorial Award for traditional oil, Salmagundi Art Club National Exhibition, NYC.
Best of Show, 13th Annual Maritime Exhibit, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay Oregon