Jim says he has spent all his life "pottering about" with art and has had a go at any and everything, but just for his own amusement. However, it was a course run by sometime Project Art member Shirley Henderson that introduced him to colour pencil work, which he discovered to be his "dream medium". He particularly enjoys drawing animals and "obscure still-life". Jim was a welder by trade and retired 14 years ago. He lives in Ecclefechan.