Jim has several series of paintings, including his impressionistic Sunrise series and his Flora series.
Jim's Sunrise series is about creating landscapes that are half real, half fantasy, with bold colors that swirl and dance together. His background in sculpture predisposes him to a hands-on approach to materials which often finds him eschewing the brush to directly work the paint with his hands. This gives his canvases a rich, textured surface where the colors sometimes mix, sometimes overlay one another in a visual ballet. Small sections of the complex surface often reveal their own micro landscapes to explore.Jim's Flora series looks at the world of plants and their flowers as sculptural forms. He invites the viewer to come close and see plants in a new way--their curvilinear forms, intertwining shapes, and bold colors.