Jim is a signature member/past president of both the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. His paintings were published in the Best of Watercolor, People in Watercolor and Watercolor Expressions.
His workshops emphasize the importance of selective vision through simplification and focus and using design principles to create strong compositions. Jim encourages direct painting, getting the right value and color with the first wash to achieve good, clean color and prevent overworking.
Jim has a special interest in the art of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). Over the years he has developed an in-depth knowledge of his life and work and has presented slide-illustrated lectures on Sargent’s watercolors to many art organizations.