"Applying oil on canvas, panel, and paper with brushes and palette knives, I am informed and inspired by my early experiences with the sea, European art, and classical music."
Jim Mills is a painter, sculptor, and fine arts craftsman. Born in Portsmouth VA to a Navy family, he spent his youth traveling the world while based in Italy and Newfoundland. After receiving a BA in Art from Virginia Tech, he studied at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, advancing to Head of the Resin Department where he worked on projects for Georgia O’Keefe, Francesco Clemente, Robert Morris, and J. Seward Johnson Jr. among others. He later started his own mold making and casting business, Sculpture Cast, from his studio in Roosevelt, New Jersey. His lists of clients include Julian Schnabel, George Segal, Roy Litchenstein, and Robert Stern. His cast projects have appeared in Time Magazine, Progressive Architecture, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. He has been involved in the architectural restoration of such prestigious historical Landmark buildings as Trinity Church, Carnegie Hall, and The Woolworth Building in New York City.
While exercising his mold-making and casting talents, Jim Mills pursues his own personal aesthetic and artistic vision through painting and sculpture. He has shown at numerous galleries and museums in New Jersey, Atlanta, and Miami. He has received awards for his paintings, a New Jersey State Council on the Arts sculpture grant, and commissions for monumental sculpture.
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