Jim likes that his artwork allows him to convey a message. “Throughout my life, wherever I was, animals surrounded me. I remember most the birds—swallows cartwheeling over a cliff or vultures circling above a trail,” he says. “At one point it occurred to me that the easiest way to begin a conversation about how to keep and enjoy our wild places was through my art. This way I can help tell the stories of the animals right outside our own doors. Their stories are as engaging as our own.” These stories are found in many juried art shows, exhibitions, permanent exhibits, and private collections across the country and abroad. Jim’s work can be seen in Benson Sculpture Park in Loveland, Colorado, and in two museums in South Dakota; it has won numerous sculpture awards, and is represented by eight respected galleries in Colorado, South Carolina, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and South Dakota.