In his studios in Connecticut, and Chatham, Massachusetts, Jim Magner creates marine paintings focusing on the New England coast. Inspired while sailing and navigating the waters of the East Coast, Jim has observed firsthand the many changing faces the ocean presents as the light, sands and water react to the ever changing environment. As an avid plein air painter Jim divides his time between painting coastal scenes on location along the NewEngland coast and larger studio works developed from his plein air studies.
Jim graduated from Vesper George School of Art in Boston, class of 1966 with a focus on design and painting. Other studies include the University of Hartford Art School and Boston Institute of Architecture. Jim’s professional affiliations, as well as his great appreciation of French and American Impressionism provide him with a foundation necessary to interpret and create vibrant and expressive paintings that capture the spirit of his subject.
As a professional artist Jim devotes all his time to painting marine related subjects and exhibiting. His work is in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad.