Jim's career began at Southern Illinois University which he attended on a gymnastic scholarship. Life changed when the director of the School of Commercial art saw Jim's work and recruited him into the program. After intensive training, Jim began a 25-year run as a professional illustrator in downtown Chicago with over 700 completed commissions.

Always an outdoorsman, Jim hung up his airbrush and picked up his paintbrush to create a series of dramatic wildlife and landscape compositions in oils.

Utilizing his drafting skills, Jim is releasing a new series of home portraits painted in oils. To follow these releases, please join our email list here. Jim and his wife Carol now live in South Carolina, where they enjoy life on a lake.