JIM WARREN BEGAN PAINTING AND SELLING HIS ART IN HIGH SCHOOL OVER 40 YEARS AGO.
Jim Warren was born in 1949 in Long Beach, California. He began drawing at the age of two and continued drawing, on and off, through middle and high school.
Using only traditional oil paint on stretched canvas, Jim started his early career through the 70s as a fine artist, winning first place awards at large outdoor art shows in California. Although inspired by master painters in museums by some of the great artists of all time such as Dali, Rockwell, Rembrandt etc, Jim is mostly self-taught and prides himself on his famous advise to aspiring artists, “To hell with the rules…paint what you like.”
Jim Warren is one of the most versatile and successful artists living today. Traditional in the sense that he uses oils on canvas but anything from conventional, Jim creates what he feels – never conforming. The whimsically surreal and amazingly unique creations he paints have inspired artists from around the world.
In present day Jim continues to expand on his work and create new worlds on canvas. When not in his studio Jim enjoys time with his wonderful family.
For more about Jim, visit his bio. For more on his work, visit his portfolio in link below.
Via : http://jimwarren.com/