Atelier-trained Still Life Painter
Jim Vose practiced corporate law for many years before he decided to throw everything over and run off with art. In preparation, he spent six years as a part-time student at The Atelier (for many years, Atelier Lack), in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Atelier, which was founded by the American painter Richard Lack, who was also one of the founders of the classical realism movement in the United States, provides rigorous training in the traditional methods of realist oil painting. Since leaving The Atelier, Jim has painted nearly every day for more than a dozen years.
Jim concentrates his efforts on still life, in oil and in graphite. His work depicts a broad range of objects, from fruit and vegetables to children’s toys, mechanical and musical instruments, and flowers. As a rule, he does not depict objects of a sort that could have existed only after the invention of plastic. His paintings have been selected as finalists in the 14th (2019) and 15th (2021) International Salons conducted by the Art Renewal Center. His painting called The Weight of Words was awarded third place in still life in the 38th Annual Competition (2021) of the Artists Magazine.
His paintings have also received Honorable Mention designations in exhibitions conducted by the Oil Painters of America, and his work was juried into the Fall 2021 Exhibition, the Spring 2022 Online Exhibition and the 2022 Associate Member Online Exhibition of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.