Jim is a classically trained contemporary realist whose work hangs in private collections nationally and internationally.

Accolades include:

  • “Best in Show” (37th All Colorado at the Depot 2021, Littleton, CO)
  • “Award of Merit” (Colorado Governor’s Show 2020, Loveland, CO)
  • “People’s Choice,” “Third Place” (35th All Colorado at the Depot 2018 Littleton, CO)
  • “People’s Choice,” “Third Place” (Au Naturel 2018, Astoria, OR)
  • “Third Place” (Drawn to the Figure 2018, Longmont, CO)
  • “Best in Show” (Lines Into Shapes 2016, Estes Park, CO)
  • “People’s Choice” (Au Naturel 2015, Astoria, OR)

Locally, he’s taught figurative painting at the Classical Art Academy in Boulder, Colorado. He lives with his wife, Lea, and their two dogs in the hills southwest of Boulder.

Jim also served 26 years in the US Air Force and Air National Guard as an F-15C fighter pilot.