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ASSOCIATED ARTISTS of the INLAND EMPIRE
FEBRUARY EXHIBITING MEMBER ARTIST
 

  
JIM McCLURE

 

Jim McClure was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  His art interests began in earnest in the 1970ís when he started a greeting card company called ďHappy Time Cards.Ē  After running the company for five years, he sold it to TV comic Cliff Arket.

For the following several years, Jim was involved in the operation of a design company which specialized in commercial and industrial office interiors.  It was there that he developed his preference for large scale architectural elements constructing, painting, and installing planters, murals, and collages to enhance and harmonize with the design elements of the building.

His unique construction of three-dimensional architectural works uses mixed media consisting of pen and ink, #2 pencil, watercolors, acrylics, and construction board.  They may be hung or can stand alone.  Many, such as the Mediterranean walled city and an English hunting lodge, create a fanciful environment of their own.  They also contain hidden practical features such as drawers.

A further influence to Jimís current work comes from living in Paris, France.  Jim studied at several studios there.  He also formerly resided in Dallas and in Houston.

Several galleries, including the Galleria Galleries in Houston and Jon Cannís Gallery in Dallas have featured showings of his work.  Jimís artwork can be special ordered from designers and architects.
 

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