Jim spends many hours seeking out and researching the subjects for his detailed drawings. He relies on reference material gathered from field work, museums, zoos, veterinary hospitals and wildlife rehabilitation facilities. His camera is a constant companion, providing an extensive collection of reference photos. While he finds field sketches useful for capturing a mood and preliminary impressions, intricate pieces are always completed in a studio setting.
These original pieces have been created with exacting detail over many, many hours, using Prismacolor pencil, some also with pen and ink, to capture the charm and character of the subjects. Each original is custom matted and framed to compliment the artwork and provide years of enjoyment.