Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art and an MBA. He is a successful entrepreneur and in 2020 his consulting firm has entered its fourth decade in business. Throughout his business career Jim has always found time for oil painting and sculpture. Although he is best known for his oil paintings of animals and nature, his true passion is creating bronze sculpture.
His oil paintings hang in Sporting Clubs, private homes and businesses coast to coast. Jim states, "I enjoy oil painting and have spent a good part of my past time capturing things that interest me."
Clay to Bronze is a medium that allows Jim to create three-dimensional art. He is often surprised and delighted by the natural changes that occur once each project is well underway. He and his wife Catherine laugh when he talks about how Chief Sitting Bull began as a sculpture of her.
Jim's website: JimRatliff.art