JIM CHAPMAN ARTS
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Jim Chapman is an artist, writer and instructor who has taught at Brenau University; University of North Georgia; Georgia State University; the University of Georgia’s Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy; numerous cultural and art centers in the U.S., as well as at the Kulture Schopkaufer in Berlin, Germany.
His work has been featured in International Artist magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing Attention, Watercolor Magic and Georgia Trend. Jim was a Contributing Editor for The Artist’s Magazine for several years.
He holds an MFA in Studio Art from Georgia State University (2012) and a BFA in Drawing/Painting from the University of Georgia (1983).
Much of his career was in newspaper illustration and informational design, at companies such as The Tennessean, in Nashville, TN, and The Times, in Gainesville, GA. He also served as a planetarium artist for several years at the Cumberland Science Museum (now Adventure Science Center) in Nashville, TN.
His artwork has been shown at Art Aqua Miami, Ernest G. Welch Gallery, the Granite Room in Atlanta, Texas Tech University and the National Watercolor Society, Museum Victoria in Melbourne, Australia; The Minolta Planetarium, Toyokawa, Japan; The Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg, Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta, and over 100 other museums and planetariums.
He works with at-risk communities using visual arts and critical thinking for projects such as murals and art programs with the goal to inspire and motivate typically-neglected neighborhoods.
A good idea works at any scale or size
The design for the largest ship in the world begins as a sketch.
If the design is sound, that can be translated into any material and at any size.
The design is a physical reflection of an idea. If the idea is good, if the sketch is good, if the design is good, it translates.
if the idea isn't solid, the ships.
A good idea is everything.