Moments in life have moved Jim to rediscover his passion for art and, in particular, stone carving. He studied Art and Education at the University of Alberta, completing his education degree in 1980. Not until the late 1990’s did stone carving become the medium of choice and his direction for the future.
In 2014 Jim retired from teaching and has found that with his passion for family and travel, stone sculpture fits perfectly into his lifestyle. He has been one of the artists on display in the new addition to the Edmonton International Airport since 2012, and is excited to continue to show his work in the departures area.
Inspiration is found in nature, as Jim takes the raw natural stone and transforms it into the pieces you see him create. “Similar to people, stone is unique and you really see how truly exceptional each one is once you have spent time with them.” Jim takes the time to remove the stone to find the beauty inside each piece.