Jim sitting at an outside cafe in Paris.
Abstract Expressionist painting is a natural channel for Jim's passions, experiences and talents. Being born and raised in an Italian immigrant section of Newark, New Jersey truly has made a significant impression on Jim and his work. Jim's early life was influenced by neighbors, family and his Italian immigrant grandparents who celebrated life and their heritage with love, music along with their avid appreciation for great art.
Jim began to realize and apply his love for drawing and painting during his school years, when he became exposed to and intrigued by the works of the world's greatest artists. " I would spend hours sketching and drawing, trying to copy the paintings of Cezanne, Michaelangelo and others, whose paintings were depicted in textbooks, " Jim said.
In his twenties, Jim served in the U.S. Army, while stationed in Europe Jim took the opportunity to visit museums that housed the works of those that he admired and tried to sketch in his earlier years as a child. Jim realized the special appreciation that he had towards these renowned works, and decided to dedicate himself to the pursuit of painting and a life of artistic appreciation and expression.
Jim's life experiences and influences have culminated him into a self-taught, award winning- abstract expressionist type of artist. Truly a painter who derives joy and liberation from his work, while provoking those who view his work into reflect and thought.
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