About the Artist
Jim Murrin is an Ohio native who studied photography, life drawing, and design in college but pursued dentistry for a career. Decades into dental practice he circled back to study painting at Columbus College of Art and Design, especially intrigued by the work of Edward Hopper and David Hockney. He ventured into plein air painting and found favorite subjects in the coastal areas of Maine, Florida, and California. Art-focused tours of Cuba and Italy have provided inspiration for recent work.
Geometric structure and color are central in Jim’s paintings which are principally oil on panel landscapes, cityscapes, and seascapes. His work has been exhibited at the Columbus Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art, The Georgian Museum (Lancaster), The Century Association (New York, NY), OSU Faculty Club, OSU Urban Arts Space, Reed Arts (Columbus), and Sharon Weiss Gallery (Columbus). His paintings are included in private and public collections including that of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. In 2016 he received The Community Arts Partnership Award from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Jim is represented by the Sharon Weiss Gallery in the Short North Arts District, Columbus, Ohio.