Born and raised in southern California Jim grew up surrounded by art and architects. His southern California influence is prevalent in his work. The Ocean, Surfing and the movie studios are a major part in his life and career. Jim has worked with most of the Movie and animation studios in southern California and continues to work with Disney on a regular basis. He has been painting and designing for the entertainment and advertising business for over two decades. But beyond his excellent artistic skills, his greatest talent lies in his artistic skills. His talent as an artist is being able to take ideas and thematically bring it to visual reality. He has been associated with artists devoted to this kind of acumen ability.