About the Artist
Jim Murrin is an Ohio native and son of a graphic artist. His college experience included course work in drawing, photography, and design but he chose dentistry for a career. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, served as a dentist in the US Air Force, then returned to graduate school and specialized in endodontics. Once established in private practice his interest in art resurfaced and he enrolled at Columbus College of Art and Design to study painting. He ventured into plein air painting and found favorite painting destinations in coastal areas of Maine, California and Florida. A tour of Cuba provided subject matter for recent work. In 2016, Jim received The Community Arts Partnership Award from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. He maintains a studio in Dublin, Ohio and is represented by the Sharon Weiss Gallery in the Short North Arts District, Columbus, Ohio.