Featured Artist: Jim Warren
Jim Warren is our featured artist of the week!Jim is a current Tampa Bay resident. We have worked with Jim Warren and his friendly staff closely over the years. Jim Warren is a truly successful and phenomenal artist. 40 years into his career, he continues to work hard and create beautiful masterpieces, each one better than the last! Time shows that Jim Warren has had many different styles as an artist. In the images above, I have tried to include artworks that depict several of his many unique painting styles. Generally working with oil paint on stretched canvas, he will present the occasional acrylic painting. A newer painting, "Dreaming of Marilyn" was one of the first acrylics Jim had painted in years. Jim Warren likes to make one fact very clear about his artwork. That is that he only uses paintbrushes, and NO airbrushing, as people have sometimes thought.
Jim Warren Artist BiographyJim was born in Long Beach, California in 1949. He started painting at the age of two, like all children. He grew up and went through different career driven hobbies, such as artist, magician, rock star, etc. In high school, in 1967 Jim Warren decided that he was going to become an artist, a "Rich and Famous" one at that! As far as art education goes, Jim is very self driven. Here's a quote from Jim Warren about his art training, "I'm basically self-taught. I learned some basics in my high school art class. At college I attended several life-drawing classes, and studied the great masters in art books and at museums." When asked for advice on painting, Jim Warren presents this very simple yet profound philosophy of art: "To hell with the rules... paint what you like.""To hell with the rules...paint what you like."
Jim Warren Artist AccomplishmentsJim Warren has collaborated with many famous artists over the years. He is a featured artist in the Wyland Gallery Chain, and has collaborated with Wyland on many paintings. Not only working with artists, Jim has had his share of success in the music business. In 1981 Jim Warren became a Grammy Award winning artist for Bob Seger's "Against the Wind" album cover. Jim Warren also painted album covers for Alice Cooper, Prince, Billy Cobham, and George Duke Band. Jim has not stopped at music, he has created movie posters, magazine covers, corporate ads, and over 200 book covers for many authors. Jim now works closely with Disney, and is a featured artist on the Princess Cruise Lines.
Jim Warren T ShirtsNEW! Jim Warren T shirts are available here at coconuttreeboutique.com. We have taken Jim Warren's gorgeous original artwork and created beautiful designer t shirts. This wearable art is a product of all over sublimation printing. We are able to take all the colors and vividness from Jim's images and print them all over the entire Tshirt. Creating a unique form of wearable art.
Authentic Jim Warren giclee reproduction prints of Jim's artwork are available for sale here at coconuttreegallery.com. All giclee reproductions are sent to Jim Warren to be hand signed and embellished. All giclee prints come with a certificate of Authenticity from Jim Warren Studios.