Jim studied painting, design, and color theory at the University of Connecticut. Through additional workshops and self-study, Jim has cultivated a bold representational painting style that balances the impressionists influence with contemporary subject matter. His expressive application of paint, married with a keen eye for captivating scenes, charms the viewer and truly makes his work unique. Jim constructs frames for all of his paintings. The frames, which are made out of reclaimed wood material, fashion a rustic window into each piece, subtly complimenting his work. The pairing of painting and frame make Jim’s work instantly recognizable and distinctive.
Jim’s paintings are in numerous private collections throughout the US and overseas. He shows his work in venues across the Northeast, and enjoys participating in competitive painting events.
2023 – People’s Choice Award – Marietta Plein Air event, Lancaster, PA
2023 – Second Place Award – Lyme Art Association Marine Exhibit, Old Lyme, CT
2023 – Honorable Mention Award – North Carolina Plein Air competition, New Bern, NC 2022 – First Place Award – Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, Montgomery, NY