American painter Jim Warren was born in Long Beach, California and currently lives in Clearwater, Florida. Jim Warren is considered a "living legend" of the art world. His work has graced hundreds of movie posters, book and magazine covers, record albums most notably Grammy Award winning cover for Bob Seger's album, "Against the Wind" in 1981.
Beginnings: Started painting at age 2, like all children. Went through the usual string of career choices such as: artist, magician, artist, rock star, artist etc. I officially decided in high school in 1967 that an artist, a "Rich and Famous" one at that, was what I was going to be! Tools: Traditional oil paint on stretched canvas which I coat with a gesso primer. Only paintbrushes are used to paint with and NO airbrush, as people have sometimes thought. Art Training: "I'm basically self taught. I learned some basics in my high school art class. At college I attended several life-drawing classes, and always studied the great masters at museums". Philosophy of Art: "To hell with the rules...paint what you like".