was born in Eastham, Cheshire on 23rd November 1930. After
attending Rock Ferry High School he enrolled at The Baird
School of Art, despite his parents efforts to dissuade him.
In 1950 he went to work in Canada where he moved around
various commercial art studios in the Toronto area - modern
graphic design being his forte. Two years later he returned
to the UK working in different commercial studios but finding
no real satisfaction.
In 1960 he moved to Maghull, where already interested in
transport subjects, enjoyed the Liverpool - Glasgow express
trains running past the bottom of the garden. He was well
and truly hooked on the steam scene.
1977, and Jim, together other railway artists of the time,
with help from Frank Hodges and Steve Johnson, founded
of Railway Artists.
Kate, Jim's wife, would like to hear from anyone who has
any of his paintings, to follow their travels and to catalogue
them. Any information to firstname.lastname@example.org