Jim was born in Sydney in 1941. In early childhood he showed a natural talent for sketching, drawing and painting and this has been his continuing passion throughout life. After leaving school he served an apprenticeship as a letterpress and flexograph printer then using this technical background into sales in the printing industry.
Jim has had no formal art training, but has studied with Bill Golding, Bill Mitchell and Otto Kuster. Jim found his oils to be his chosen form of expression and was drawn to the use of the palette knife to produce the textures he wanted to achieve. He is a member of Southern Cross Art Group.
Over the years, he has studied the landscape with its many hues and colours and has developed his own distinctive style which totally reflects his great love for the Australian bush.
Currently he travels extensively to country areas in search of inspiration and new subjects to paint, indulging his hobby of busk walking and caravanning.
With his paintings, Jim recreates the feelings he experiences amongst bushland settings, capturing on canvas the peace and contentment he so enjoys. He is particularly fond of the native gu trees in all their mystery and majesty.
Jim's work is featured in private and corporate collections throughout Australia and Overseas. He has held one-man exhibitioons and been featured artist in other shows. Jim has also exhibited in international art exhibitions in Paris and New York.
Jim is a memeber of a group of artists known as the "Palette Knife Painters of the Sutherland Shire".
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