Jim prefers to work in oils on linen or canvas, with realism in his paintings being the goal. A long time aviation enthusiast and pilot, one of his favorite subjects is aircraft. He combines his love of history with his flying experiences to create some of the most realistic and historically accurate aviation paintings seen today.He is widely known for his technical accuracy and attention to detail, which have become the trademarks of his work. Jim's paintings have been displayed at various museums, air bases, and art shows since 1992 including one man shows at The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Savannah, Georgia (2000) and The Franco- American Society in Manchester, New Hampshire (2001).
He has art work hanging in The Pentagon and other work on permanent display at Military bases and from the Eastern U. Jim has won awards at juried art shows including two Par Excellence Awards from the Experimental Aircraft Association, an award from the U. Naval Air Museum, The Hooper Award for Editorial Excellence, and an award from the Simulflite Training Center in Dallas, Texas. Jim has also become a prolific illustrator of military subjects and his work can be seen in many books, magazines, and calendars.
As he moves into the future, Jim will continue to paint and illustrate military subjects, but he will also complete new work in different areas such as maritime art, wildlife and landscapes, and other subjects of his personal interest. He believes it is important to explore other themes to grow and excel as an artist.
The challenge for an artist should be to consistently strive to improve his or her work and to always seek new knowledge towards that end. Jim Laurier Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Print "Calm Before the Storm".Stand by as P-47 Thunderbolts of the famous 56th fighter group are readied for action on D-Day. This 18" by 24" overall size print, limited to 900, is signed by the artist and co-signed by Gabby Gabreski and Hub Zemke. This print is also available in the following format. All Limited Edition prints are signed and numbered (S/N) by the artist. Limited Edition prints are restricted to a certain number. For example, if 400 prints are made from an original painting, once theyre gone, thats it. There is no limit to the number of open edition prints of a particular painting.
Thats why Limited Edition prints are more expensive and more valuable to collectors than "open" edition. Rare objects are more valuable.A remarque is a pencil drawing done in the white border area of an art print. Each remarque is piece of original art which adds to the value of the print by making that particular print unique and exclusive from the rest of the prints in the edition. All Limited Edition artwork is subject to availability at time of order. The item "Calm Before the Storm Jim Laurier Print Signed by Gabby Gabreski and Hub Zemke" is in sale since Friday, December 7, 2012.
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