Background

Jim was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri.  He picked up a paintbrush for the first time in September 2017 after his daughter won an oil-paint set at a local art store. Much like listening to a great piece of music, the experience of putting oil paint on canvas has been transcendent for Jim. He now directs most of his creative energy into large-scale oil portraiture. He studies painting at the Lacey Lewis School of Realist Art, in Leawood, Kansas. 

 

After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jim moved to New York City where he worked in advertising and later at Atlantic Records. He received his law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, in New York City, and is currently a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP, in Kansas City, Missouri. He is married and has two daughters.

Exhibitions

Group:

ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA

Volume 2  / 2021

The Dab Art Co. Galleries and Online Exhibits

The 3 year-long comprehensive project includes an online exhibition, a full-color publication of all selected works, a multi-gallery international exhibition, and a follow-up documentary film to our original project documentary.

Look Me in the Eye: Portraits of Kansas City

Juried exhibition co-curated by Elisabeth Kirsch and Mike Lyon

The Epsten Gallery, Leawood, KS

September 15-November 29, 2019

48th Annual AKMA Membership Exhibition

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO.

January 14, 2022 - February 12, 2022

47th Annual AKMA Membership Exhibition

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO.

January 14, 2021 - February 18, 2021

46th Annual AKMA Membership Exhibition

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO.

January 11, 2020 - February 23, 2020

45th Annual AKMA Membership Exhibition

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO.

December 1, 2018 - January 15, 2019

44th Annual AKMA Membership Exhibition

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO.

December 8, 2017 - January 15, 2018

Solo:

Select Works 2019-2021

Town Pavillion Lobby

1110 Walnut Street

Kansas City, MO

November 4, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Select Works

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Art Space, Kansas City, MO
July 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Awards

48th Annual AKMA Membership Exhibition

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO.

"Self Portrait (2021)" 1st Place, Painting: oil/acrylic

47th Annual AKMA Membership Exhibition

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO.

"Self Portrait (2020)" 1st Place, Painting: oil/acrylic

"Hew Locke" 2nd Place, Painting; oil/acrylic

46th Annual AKMA Membership Exhibition

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO.

"Witness" 3rd Place, Painting: oil/acrylic

45th Annual AKMA Membership Exhibition

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO.

"The Present is Female" 3rd Place, Painting: oil/acrylic

Press

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