JIM AND BETH'S BIO'S
beam me home
I was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma. I am a citizen of the Mvskogee (Creek) Nation.
A mixture of blood flows through my veins; Creek Indian,
English, Irish and French. I am a multi-talented artist taught by the spirits, led by visions,
simple but complicated. I am a man at peace with myself, my life, my spirituality, and my universe.
The subject matter of my work comes from inside my DNA and recollected
visual stimulas. My work cellebrates the peace and calm before industrialation
spread across this great country. My paintings take me back to a time slower and
more pure of nature. In my paintings you see evidence of walkers (what I like to call humans
in nature). I compose freehand right on the painting surface for the pure pleasure of it.
I am a regional and national award winning painter and sculptor.
I tried many things before I found my passion in life. My latest artful venture is painting
in the style of the Hudson River Painters and the
old European Masters. I love the darks and lights they obtain in their works. I strive to
make my work available to all at an affordable price.
Mvto (thank you)
Since 1986 I have been beading contemporary style beadwork in applique
style primarly on leather pouches. My self-taught style is always
evolving. My work is a form of wearable art which reflects my love of
the beauty of nature and conveys my passion for art to create a more
balanced and satisfying life. Being blessed to live in the Rocky
Mountains of Colorado enables my creative spirit to flow.
Thank you for your interest in my beadwork.
(beam me home)