James Maloney, our January Featured artist, follows this advice as he creates beautifully executed transparent watercolors, usually featuring koi and other tropical fish. When his architect’s eye for detail and his love for marine biology combine, he produces prize-winning paintings of depth and feeling.
Jim’s educational background includes the High School of Art and Design in NYC, a BS and
Master’s from City College of New York, and an MBA from Pace University. It was not until he and his wife retired to Sea Oaks five years ago that he seriously sought to develop his love for sketching and drawing and began classes at Pine Shores.
Jim has been working in watercolor for four and a half years. During this time, he has won prestigious awards including a First Place ribbon in the Professional Watercolor category of the Ocean County Senior Show. In our recent Art Harvest Show, he received the Alex Stillano Memorial Award.
Jim’s own comment on his work: “The fish are easy, it’s the surroundings that are hard.”
On our Gallery’s walls this month (and pictured below), we will be viewing what talent and dedication can achieve when painting “…what you love.”