Title Prairie Primrose
Edition:: Artist Handsigned Open Edition Canvas
Image size:20" x 14"
About the Artist: Jim Rey and his family live on a cattle ranch in the southwest corner of Colorado. It comes naturally to Jim. His family has been active in some aspect of the cattle business for over 100 years.His home provides the inspiration and the settings for his work. Desert to the south, mountains to the north and the plains in between give him an endless supply of subject settings. With his world as a backdrop, Jim mixes his ranch work experience, years of historical research and creates beautiful, authentic art works. Rey graduated from the “old school” of painting; “I read a lot on my own, went through every art book I could get my hands on, and learned to paint by painting.”Before he established a reputation as a western artist, Jim completed many commissioned works. He did 51 paintings for the Encyclopedia Britannica, illustrating the history of the Buffalo in the American West. He was the Graphic Arts Director for Bilingual Children’s Television, Inc., Graphic Arts Director for “Over Easy” starring Hugh Downs and Phyllis Diller and was the Art Director for the Emmy Awards in 1973, 1974 and 1976.Jim’s paintings are authentic and real, and they come to life as you look at them. He puts his subjects into real situations so the viewer can watch them react.“I strive to take a thought and bring in my way of looking at things to situations I care about.”