Hermosa, South Dakota
Jim is a self-taught artist from western South Dakota. His career has changed course many times over the years but art and nature have always been a major part of his life. He has experimented in many forms and subject matter but always returned to wildlife sculpture. Birds in particular express his desire to protect the beauty that sustains us. Though detailed his sculptures are not meant to be anatomical studies. They are artistic interpretations using balance, proportion, selective detail, and composition to make them both beautiful and engaging.
Jim is a regular yearly exhibitor in several prestigious shows across the country including The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC; Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO; Waterfowl Festival, Easton, MD. In 2021 Jim became an elected member of the National Sculpture Society.
Jim and his wife Kara reside and work from their home and studio in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.