About the Artist
Jim Murrin grew up in Ohio during the 60’s surrounded by art and design. His mother was a graphic artist and his father an aeronautical engineer. During that time he visited galleries of nearby Antioch College and for the first time saw paintings that made a lasting impression. He later studied photography, life drawing, and design in college but pursued dentistry for a career. After years in 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. An art-focused tour of Cuba in 2016 provided subject matter for recent work. Geometric structure and painted light are central in Jim’s paintings which are principally oil on panel. 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.