Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Jerome Artist Coop Featured Artist Jim Todd



“Jim Todd: A Creative Life”  

From landscapes to aliens and everything in between, Jim Todd has led a Creative Life.

Jim began studying oil painting from his father at the young age of ten. He continued his private studies from other instructors throughout his teenage years and won numerous awards for his paintings. He exhibited his work in dozens of shows throughout the United States and received more than fifty awards during his early career. Of special note, in 1992, Jim received the Artist of the Year Award presented by the greater St. Louis Art Association. Later, in 1999, Jim was chosen as one of the top 100 artists for the Arts in the Park’s National Art Competition.

Jim Todd studied commercial art in college while continuing to develop his fascination and talent with oil painting. After college, Jim established his career in commercial illustration. During his long career, Jim worked for clients such as Disney, Activision, Mattel, Microsoft Games, to name a few. Jim created everything from 3D cockpits for Microsoft Flight Simulator to a Death Star for Lucas Arts.

In 2011, Jim retired from full-time illustration and returned to fine art. However, today, Jim finds himself still enjoying working on freelance illustrations while he continues his work in fine art. In 2020, because of his traveling, Jim began looking for a medium that is more portable than oil painting. This is when he came across colored pencils.  Never having touched a colored pencil before, Jim expresses, “I am thoroughly enjoying learning this new medium. As an artist, it is necessary to push ourselves out of our comfort zone and try new things. I feel very satisfied with my new work. My creativity is constantly evolving as new experiences enhance my imagination.”

Jim lives and works at his home-studio in the Village of Oak Creek. His work is shown in both private and corporate collections. Find out more at

Please join the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery in presenting “Jim Todd: A Creative Life” a featured member-artist show where a reception for the artist will be held during Jerome’s “Roam in Jerome” event (formerly known as Jerome’s First Saturday art walk) on Saturday, Feb 5 from 5-8 pm. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Masks may be required. The show runs thru March 29. The Jerome Co-op is located on the ground floor of the old Hotel Jerome at 502 Main Street. Shuttles are available for “Roam in Jerome.”


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