Jim has been oil paintng most of his life, though naturally with work and raising a family with Doris he at times had to put his artistic efforts on hold. Amazingly Jim is mostly self-taught, learning from books found in local hobby stores.
With encouragement from Doris he returned in retirement to using his skills which he had developed by painting mostly land and seascapes. Discovering his love of still lifes, Jim then forged ahead with renewed energy as witnessed by this wonderful still life.
Doris took classes at Glass Works, basket weaving with Bev Nagy at The McColl Center for Visual Arts and pottery with Jinny Hargrave at Carolina Clay Connection, all of them in Charlotte, NC.
Doris' creative energy now focuses on hand thrown pottery. Her work ranges from functional to decorative and whimsical.