Having worked for many years in an artistic, but technical industry, the every day attention to detail made Jim seek an outlet to express himself more freely. Without formal training, Jim developed his painting knife technique to render his subjects abruptly and with a vivid impasto effect. Using a limited palette of colors, he works in both oil and acrylic applying the paint with knives, brushes, paper towels, and even his hands. Preferring to use pure color from the tube with little mixing on the palette Jim refuses to follow many "rules" of painting.
He formulates a painting, often in his mind alone, then does what it takes to to bring it to life.
Jim lives in Macon, Georgia and
creates most of his paintings in his residence studio.