About the Artist
Jim Murrin is an Ohio native who grew up nearby Yellow Springs. Photography, life drawing, and design were part of his college experience but he ultimately pursued dentistry as a career. He graduated with honors from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, served as a dental officer in the US Air Force, then returned to graduate school and specialized 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, and Reed Arts (Columbus). His paintings are included in the Greater Columbus Convention Center art collection and private collections across the country. In 2016 he received The Community Arts Partnership Award from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Jim maintains a studio in Dublin and is represented by the Sharon Weiss Gallery in the Short North Arts District, Columbus, Ohio.