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What is Jim's favorite book?
Awareness by Anthony DeMello.
What is Jim's favorite song?
What is Jim's favorite movie?
The Bishop's Wife.
What is Jim's favorite food?
Bacon cheeseburger with fries
What is Jim's favorite pastime?
Running and working out with a heavy punching bag.
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Jim Daly Art
Artist Jim Daly is beloved by his many collectors. "Being an artist, he says, "was
all I ever wanted to be. I've had not career decisions to make. I'm doing now exactly
what I wanted to do when I was a boy. I'm really lucky - some people work so that
when they retire they can take up painting."|
But before he could devote his life to his art, Daly, a soft-spoken Oklahoma native, spent
three years in the army infantry, where, as an amateur boxer, he remained undefeated.
After his discharge, he studied nights at the Art Center College of Design in Los
Angeles on the G.I. Bill, while working at an aerospace company to support his family.
His love for painting children began when he started using his four young sons
as models. He further developed his talent by studying the works of great artists.
"The excitement I felt when I first viewed the art of Michelangelo, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema,
J.W. Waterhouse, Andrew Wyeth, and my hero, Norman Rockwell, inspired me to begin a never-ending search
for the same truth in my own work." Daly believes in following the lead of his
creative instincts and his emotions, rather than focusing exclusively on the technique
of painting: "Creativity is never quite knowing what you're doing. The best things happen
when you let go and let the spark that flows through all of us lead the way. It's as
strong an emotion as I can imagine."
The emotion that drives Jim Daly to paint manifests itself in captivating subjects
that take us on a sentimental journey, like treasured old photographs, lovingly
preserved in a family album. But unlike the solemn black-and-white photos of long
ago, his paintings evoke emotions for which there are no photographs - emotions
which are universal. His paintings of children from another time remind us of
ourselves as children. They remind us of the unconditional love of our best
friends (whether real or stuffed), or of Mom, who could fix anything and always
knew how to make us laugh. Though they command our eyes, the paintings of Jim
Daly speak directly to our hearts.