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.



So now, please allow me to bore you with my 'official' bio.

Jim Chapman is a fine artist, illustrator, graphic designer and writer by profession. He has won more than 50 professional awards in these fields in his career that spans almost 40 years.

Jim Chapman's artwork has been featured in International Artist magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic and Georgia Trend, The Tennessean (Nashville) and in various multimedia venues in the People's Republic of China. He has taught art and design at Brenau University, University of North Georgia, and at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he earned an MFA in Studio Art. He also taught painting for the University of Georgia’s Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. In 2016, Jim was one of a dozen national educators selected to attend the STEAM Workshop at the Yellowstone Institute in Gardiner, Montana. In 2017, he painted, by invitation, on Georgia's Ossabaw Island with the Ossabaw Island Art Group. In 2019, Jim taught Urban Sketching at the Kulture Schopkaufer in Berlin, and led sketching sessions on the streets of Berlin.

His artwork has been exhibited in Art Aqua Miami, Ernest G. Welch Gallery, the Granite Room in Atlanta, Texas Tech University and the National Watercolor Society. His planetarium illustration work has been presented at venues such as Museum Victoria in Melborne, Australia; The Minolta Planetarium, Toyokawa, Japan; The Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg and Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta.

He currently splits up his time writing for publications such as the Urban Sketchers Drawing Attention Magazine, painting daily, operating Jim Chapman Arts, a communications service bureau for select clientele. 


Jim enjoys motorcycling, kayaking, electric guitar blues, travel and experiencing new cultures and foods. He resides in the foothills of North Georgia.


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