Jim was born and grew up in Andover, MA. Jim has a liberal arts education and completed a PhD in Dentistry and practiced for 40 years. Once retired, Jim enrolled in a pastel class at the Currier Institute of Art and went on from there. Jim won the Laura Coombs Hills Award in the 2012 NAA Regional Juried Show and has received Honorable Mention Awards at the Marblehead Arts Association …. Collectors live across the world!