He is largely self-taught which has helped him to develop his individual style of work, much of this is based on his excellent drawing ability, the foundation of most great art. Jim works using a mixed media technique of pen and ink with watercolour, creating beautiful paintings that are vibrant and colourful whilst rich in depth and detail.
Jim’s paintings are meticulously planned out in their composition, with great consideration given to the accurate and soulful portrayal of the subject. Much time is spent on each painting, achieving the remarkable amount of detail. Warm washes of watercolour are then applied to give balance to this difficult but most effective mixed media technique.