“I paint landscapes and scenes of everyday life that hopefully ‘open a window’ to viewers and invite contemplation and reflection.
I’m inspired by light, color, composition and elements of human interest.”
~ Jim Reel
Jim has an uncanny ability to emote a unique response as he describes above. When I first saw his work several months ago, I was immediately impressed by not only his simple and unassuming personality but also of the power of expression that comes through his paintings. They are difficult to explain to others; it is only when you get up close and personal with the work that you begin to appreciate his ability to tell a story. “Saturday Market” is a very good example. It is like a photo, yet it isn’t. It might be classical, but it isn’t. Is it impressionistic? Not exactly.
Not many artists can simplify to the extent he does, yet not lose the every day, real life experience he has conveyed.
~ Ron Gillen