jim murrin studio

Instagram: @jimmurrinart

Havana Blue
Dog and Cat
At the Beach
Glasgow East End
Grand Central
Writings on the Wall (Havana)
Morning, Fish Beach
Cuba Cat




about the artist

Instagram: @jimmurrinart

Jim Murrin is an award-winning painter who spent nearly 40 years as an endodontist when on occasion his patients were tigers, bears and gorillas in need of a root canal.
Painting was initially a sidebar to a demanding dental practice and over time Jim enrolled at Columbus College of Art & Design and transitioned from dental office to studio. He has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout Ohio as well as New York City and on Martha’s Vineyard. His paintings are found in private collections across the country as well as in the permanent collections of the Hilton Columbus Downtown Tower, Greater Columbus Convention Center, and the Contemporary Arts Center in Matanzas, Cuba. He is the recipient of awards from the Greater Columbus Arts Council (2016) and Bryn Du Arts Commission (2022). He currently lives in the Washington, DC area with his partner Debbie Phillips.

IG: @jimmurrinart

“Painting for me is meditation, an effort to understand myself and my world.  I see painting as a method of getting closer and closer to the essence”. 

gallery representation

Sharon Weiss Gallery
20 East Lincoln Street
Columbus, OH 43215
phone: 614-291-5683

exhibits and awards

upcoming exhibition

  • Sharon Weiss Gallery, Short North Arts District, Columbus, OH

select past exhibitions

  • 2023 19TH Annual Bryn Du Art Show, Granville,OH
  • 2022, 18th Annual Bryn Du Art Show, Granville, OH
  • 2021, Art for Life, Columbus Museum of Art
  • 2021, 17th Annual Bryn du Art Show, Granville, OH
  • 2020, Jim Murrin Recent Works, Sharon Weiss Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • 2019, Art for Life, Columbus Museum of Art
  • 2019, Cuba in Columbus, Sharon Weiss Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • 2019, ConnectArt, Matanzas, Cuba.
  • 2018, Art for Life, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
  • 2018, Ohio Artists of Today, The Mithoff, Lancaster, OH
  • 2017, From Here to Havana, Jim Murrin New Paintings, Sharon Weiss Gallery Columbus,OH.
  • 2016, The Lancaster and Fairfield County Paintings, Georgian Museum, Lancaster, OH.
  • 2015, Sea and Ski and the Road Between, Jim Murrin New Paintings, OSU Faculty Club, Columbus, OH.
  • 2015, Going to Town, Cityscapes from the Collection of Remak Ramsay, The Century Association, New York, NY
  • 2015, Jim Murrin Recent Works, Sharon Weiss Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • 2009, OAL 98th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition, OSU Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH
  • 2008, OAL 97th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
  • 1998, The Operation is Art, Physician Painters, Reed Arts, Columbus, OH


  • Excellence Award, 2022, Bryn Du Arts Commission, Granville, OH
  • The Community Arts Partnership Award, 2016, Greater Columbus Arts Council.



You find me on instagram @jmurrinart