The most productive and rewarding part of  Jim Lauritzen’s BFA in painting was a semester in Florence, Italy. Working a stone’s throw from Mannerist masterpieces by Rosso Fiorentino and Portormo, not to mention Michelangelo left a lasting impression and keen thirst for color.

A woodworking apprenticeship then lead to a production of Art Furniture made mostly from reclaimed wood and gallery shows and exhibits nationwide.

Recently introduced to acrylics as a medium by acquiring quantities of discarded house paint,  Jim has found many joyful beginner’s mind moments. Much of the resulting details are incidental, the process feels like channeling beauty in nature and abstraction from an unknown source. 

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