My philosophy of art is simple: I paint what I want; if someone else is moved by it, that's great! I derive great joy from selling my original paintings to people who truly love them! And now (as of June 1, 2015) I am also deriving great joy from giving my original paintings to non-profit community-building and religious organizations to assist in their fund-raising efforts via a new effort I have started called Art is Mission (AiM).
JIm Harris, Artist is the name of my studio, located in my home in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I have a degree in art (oils, watercolor) from James Madison University, but my life took a different track, and for 40 years I have been an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church. In 2004 I retired from full-time ministry, but I still serve in a part-time ministry setting.
Jim Harris joined Pixels on May 12th, 2007.