James D. O'Rourke
Fine Arts and Crafts
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Welcome to my Web site!
My name is Jim O’Rourke and I have been an Artist for nearly forty years.
I learned Fine Arts and Commercial Illustration at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, in Billerica, MA.
I later received my Associate Degree in Graphic Design at Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown, MA.
I always wanted to teach art and furthered my education at Lowell University majoring in Fine Arts with a minor in Art History. Although leaving the University before graduation, I gained much useful knowledge which further built my skills in the areas of painting and drawing.
I like working from my photography, which I use as a reference library, as well as on site and inner inspiration. I have only recently decided to take my work out of the closet, (so to speak), and bring it to the public eye.
Two years ago I displayed at an annual art competition/exhibit in Clinton, MA at the Museum of Russian Icons.
In May of 2012, my work was displayed at an annual Arts and Crafters exhibit on the Townsend, MA common.
If my work is accepted by the jury, one or two of my pieces will be in a competition and on exhibit in June 2012, at the Fitchburg Art Museum.
I also hope to have paintings hung in the Boulder Art Gallery in Fitchburg, MA.
My work is primarily land and seascape, still life and object painting and drawing.
My medias are oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, colored pencil and pastel.
I also handcraft and paint walking sticks and paint on wooden eggs and slate.
I am currently painting or drawing almost every day and even being nearly flat broke, I am having the most productive and fulfilling time of my life which I would trade for nothing.
Check my web site often to view new additions to my gallery as they are produced.
I work on commission but have a wide variety of finished work available.
Write to me with comments please!
Your feedback and interest in my work is very important to me.
This site was last updated 07/12/12