Thursday, March 8, 2007


Another "master" in my opinion is Jim Winters, a San Francisco artist, since 1992. Jim holds a BFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia where he graduated in 1988. I first met him through an ex-girlfriend. We both owned a gallery in SF many years ago, and had the pleasure of working with Jim. He has a special outlook when it comes to subject matter and color. He usually uses found objects, like old photos and the like. His coloring is rich and textured and merely mindboggling. He uses a layered technique which adds a surreal, yet life-like finished look. The "Dolly" (pictured) is a newer piece. His work is hard to mistake for anyone else, although many have tried and failed. I've been out of touch with him since I left SF, but it looks like lately he has expanded on his work with some great looking water soluble crayon drawings on paper.

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