About Jim 

Jim grew up outside of Cleveland, Ohio. He was fortunate to spend many hours at the Cleveland Museum of Art and to live just minutes away from the Salvador Dali collection that now lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. These collections have had a lasting affect on the work that Jim produces. He attended the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio graduating in 1979. And for the last 30 years he has been living in North Carolina.

He has been creating art from an early age, I often hear him say that he has two great passions in his life, "Art and my role at Cooperriis," which is a healing farm community for those recovering from mental and emotional difficulties. These two different things are interconnected, each giving strength to the other. "It is my ambition to create large scale public work and at the same time shine a light on the plight of those who deal with lives disrupted by these conditions."