I grew up in the east, and spent part of my childhood summers fishing and hiking in the mountains of New England. While serving as pastor of churches in Minnesota, Wyoming, and Montana, I have used my art in conjunction with my ministry. One way I have done that is to illustrate children’s sermons.
I began drawing at an early age, then received training at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. From that point on I became more focused on artwork, finding watercolor to be one of my favorite media. Teaching classes in both drawing and watercolor has helped me keep sharpening my own skills.
My wife, Joyce, and I lived for a number of years in Helena, and now our home is Bozeman. It has always been an encouragement for me to meet and learn from other artists, including such contacts as I have had through the MTWS.
Jim Howard Email: firstname.lastname@example.org