About the Artist
Jim Murrin grew up in Greene County, Ohio. His early studies included photography, life drawing, and design but he chose dentistry for a career. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry then served as a dental officer in the US Air Force. He returned to civilian life and graduate school to specialize in endodontics. Once established in private endodontic practice his interest in art resurfaced and he enrolled at Columbus College of Art and Design to study painting. After a few years there he ventured into plein air painting and found favorite painting destinations in coastal areas of Maine, California and Florida. An art-focused tour of Cuba provided subject matter for recent work. Jim’s paintings have 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 the Greater Columbus Convention Center art collection and in numerous private collections. 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.