Hunting for Minnows
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Theordore Roosevelt National Park Trophy
Jim Springett-biographical Information for Ask Art
By: Jim Springett
Jim was born in Chicago,IL in 1947, and shortly thereafter his family moved to Toledo,OH where he grew up attended Whitmer Senior High and upon graduation went to Miami University, Oxford,OH. Jim’s love of art started at an early age, when visiting the Toledo Museum of Art from the age of 5. JIm’s love of nature started early too, his grandfather was an avid outdoorsman and taught Jim many facets of the wild. Jim’s grandmother encouraged Jim to sketch in small spiral note pads, and Jim’s eye developed though using the pencil to sketch, while studying nature every chance he got.
After working over 35 years in industry, for 3M Company, Jim and Marge retired from their urban life in Hudson,WI, in 2007,and moved to NW WI near Grantsburg,WI and have been working steadily on their new art business called “Springett Images LLC.” While living in this very rustic and rugged community, the arts are not well organized and there is only one small gallery in a 50 mile radius, so Jim was encouraged to try selling his art on-line on ebay. While a lot of artists do not enjoy the auction style process, Jim has been selling his wildlife art since 2008, and using the auction style on ebay. The viewer and collector decides what the art is worth and bids accordingly.
Jim’s painting career started in 1990, he first started painting with watercolors, and a few years later started painting in oils. Later after retiring Jim picked up acrylics and so has a very well rounded experience using all 3 mediums.
Jim continues to paint the birds of Crex Meadows, Grantsburg,WI,near their home, and especially loves the sandhill cranes, ducks, geese, bald eagles, red tailed hawks, trumpeter swans and many of the song birds too. JIm also, participates in the yearly duck stamp programs of the State of WI and USFWS(Federal Duck Stamp.)
Jim continues to show his art locally,In Siren, Grantsburg, and Spooner and has a website presence on his current website called http://www.fineartstudioonline.com., Austin,TX. Jim's portfolio is at www.jimspringett.com. Jim can be contacted through his website and Jim is a member of the American Watercolor Society, New York,NY.
Jenny Goalen, 2007-2010, oils and acrylics
Jack White 2008-current, oil
Frank Webb, 2011-12, watercolors
2012, Jim Springett Springett's Wildlife Collection 2011, Blurb, 52 pages (color)
2011, Jim Springett A Journey Into Oil Painting-2010, Blurb, 39 pages (color)
2011, iIm Springett A Journey Into Oil Painting-2010, Blurb, 39 pages (color)
2007-current, American Watercolor Society
Arts Burnett County, member, 2011-current
Phipps Center For The Arts, member, 1995-2006
Burnett Area Arts Group, 2006-2011, member
2009, October 28, Inter County Leader, section A, A photographer's Challenge.
2010, April 21, Inter County Leader, section B, page 28, Local Artists donate work to horse adoption project.
2010, May, Burnett County Sentinel, 11A, Webster Arts and Crafts show set for Memorial Day Saturday.
2010, May, The Bridge, Webster Arts and Crafts.
2010, June 2, Inter County Leader,section B, page 9, Webster Craft Fair Extravaganza.
2010, July 28, Inter County Leader,section A, page 12, Burnett Arts Festival blends area history with fine arts and crafts.
2010, December 30, Spooner Advocate, Gallery section, 7A, Wildlife's beautiful essence captured
Jim Springett's Artist Page and Story
Jim Springett-Webster, Wisconsin: wildlife painter
"In The Wilderness, Above All, Love Abides"
Jim Springett..Painter of Wildlife in Watercolor and oil
For those of you visiting for the first time, welcome to my wildlife, wilderness and beautiful nature painting's on-line works and blog. Have you ever wondered what wildlife is thinking and looking at, well my paintings try to answer these questions and to show you how these most beautiful animals live in their natural settings. The overall magnificence of nature says yes to the wilderness all around us and by painting this beauty, those moments can be saved and shared as a keep sake. The realism of my painting is balanced by many design aspects and a need to futher enhance my animal subjects.
Memories, experiences, and pure emotions are a part of my work and as I prepare each spring for the duck migration back northward, and start to prepare for the USFWS Federal Duck Stamp, I remind myself of the grandeur and beauty that abides with me each day and my passion is to share this experience with you, my collectors and my friends.
Recent works include birds in Crex Meadows, sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, bald eagles, red tailed hawk, great gray owls, horned owls, barred owls, snowy owls, rough legged hawk, many Nothern duck species, blue heron, green heron, American Bitern, Canada Goose, and many more. Wild flowers are a part of my subjects too, so enjoy as the season approaches in a few months.
Jim Springett-wildlife painter
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Collector's Quote(s) in February 2012:
Oh, Jim, it is so beautiful. Bob absolutely loves it and was very touched to know that you did it especially for him. Both of your paintings are side to side on our mantel for the time being. We do so appreciate your willingness to do this for us. It's really inspirational.
Shortly after we were married, we were at our summer home in Ephraim, WI on the Door County peninsula. We were driving to the other side of the peninsula for dinner one evening when we saw a group of very tall birds in a field. I made Bob stop the car while he explained to me that they were sandhill cranes. I got out with my camera to try to take a picture, but my old camera at the time did not have a zoom, so I tried to get nearer to the birds. Of course, every time I would move closer, they would move farther away. Bob stayed in the car and was very amused by it all. After my failed attempts and much amusement, we continued on to a very romantic dinner at a spot overlooking Lake Michigan. It was a magical evening. Now you know the reason why your crane paintings especially touch my heart.
Thank you again!
We'd be happy to send feedback on the eagle painting we bought.
We're thrilled with it, especially because it reminds us of the times we've actually seen a bald eagle up in one of the pines and other trees around our house. The eagles look so majestic as they survey their surroundings and your painting captures that look superbly.
One of the reasons we purchased it was because nearby is a broken off tree that matches the one in the picture and we've seen the eagle sitting on it, waiting for our vehicle to go by so that it can get back to eating on a roadside deer carcass.
We have it displayed in a dark wood frame with a carved texture that compliments the texture of the feathers found in the painting.
Dan and Lisa