Jim grew up with a fondness for the outdoors. He grew up hunting and fishing in Wisconsin. As his interest in the outdoors and the creatures who live in it grew, he began to draw what he saw. Encouraged by friends and family, Jim pursued his interest in art and his love for the outdoors.
Jim spent most of his free time hunting, fishing and observing the outdoors, then would return to the art studio where he would attempt to bring his experiences back on canvas or paper.
Jim has since dedicated his life to his love of the outdoors and being a wildlife artist. He uses his art to share his respect and admiration for the outdoors and its inhabitants with others.