Jim Chapman's work has been featured in International Artist magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing Attention and Watercolor Magic, among other publications.
He holds an MFA in Studio Art from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.
Much of his career was in newspaper illustration, 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 in Nashville, TN.
Since 2008, he has taught art at Brenau University; University of North Georgia; Georgia State University and the University of Georgia’s Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, as well as at numerous cultural and art centers in the U.S., and the Kulture Schopkaufer in Berlin, Germany.
In 2020, he developed the Public Arts in Public & Affordable Housing (PAPAH) initiative with at-risk communities to bring visual arts and critical visual thinking within a U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development public housing site in Gainesville, GA.
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.