James S. Durtschi, painter

Jim is a native of Wisconsin, having been born in Madison, and currently lives in the warmer climate of Atlanta, Georgia. He was trained in Lacrosse, Wi. in Commercial Art, now called Graphic Design. His painting style and techniques are self-taught. As he has spent a great deal of time learning to paint in a "slightly impressionistic" style that he feels comfortable with.

Having a background in design is a continual help and guide in coming up with compelling layouts and color combinations for his paintings. Current subjects include cloudscapes and people. Fitting subjects for someone who was often accused of having his "head in the clouds" growing up.

Works are completed from both life and photography although it s difficult to make a cloud sit still. He has exhibited his work in shows and galleries throughout the United States.