About Jim

Learn a little something about Jim

Jim recently retired from a nearly 25 year career on the City of Casper Fire Department.  It was an amazing career for him but the time had come for him to pursue his childhood dream; being a full time artist.  Jim was awarded the Artist in Residency at the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 2003.  He has been awarded the Residency every year since and has recently finished his 8th year.  

Jim's preferred media is watercolor and he uses the paints to accomplish an opaque quality; his technique is commonly referred to as dry brush watercolor.  In the past, frequent excursions to Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding national forests served as his greatest source of inspiration.  Now with the opportunity to live in Yellowstone all summer, the creative possibilities are endless.   His works can be found in private collections across the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan and many countries in Europe.  Recent honors & accomplishments include being selected as Artist in Residence at Yellowstone National Park, Artist in Residence at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado as well as featured artist for Wyoming Cares and the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Society and The Alzheimer's Affiliation of Wyoming.  Throughout the years he has received peoples choice awards, best watercolor artist awards and  has been a finalist in the Wyoming Conservation Stamp Contest.

Jim has also had the pleasure of studying with a handful of the most renowned wildlife artist of our time including Robert Bateman, Carl Brenders, Morton Solberg, Richard Sloan and his personal favorite, Rod Frederick.


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