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Jim Connell

Jim's a native Texan who grew up roaming around the red hills of Palestine, Texas.  His interest in art was sparked by viewing a film strip, while in the second grade, about native American sand painting in the desert Southwest.


Jim moved to Gainesville from Dallas in 1991 and continues to enjoy making his home in this community.  Jim is active in the Gainesville Area Visual Arts (GAVA) group.


Jim is a self-taught artist and enjoys painting in both oils and acrylics.  He paints in three very different formats; stylized pointillism, subjective geometric representation and pure abstract. Jim firmly believes the true essence of art is in the creative process, not the end product.  Thus, his sentiment, "art is a verb".

Artist Jim Connell
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