My name is Jim Thomason and I am a long-time Montana artist. I started out my career doing pencil drawings, moved into watercolors, and in the last few years have transitioned into oil painting. I specialize in western art; featuring Native Americans, Cowboys, both historical and contemporary. I also include military, western landscapes and wildlife. The research of my subject is fun for me and I think the authenticity of my work makes it more appealing, more real for the viewer. Whether it is the correct hat or hairstyle, moccasin pattern or headdress, saddle or gun, for me, the correct details make the painting.
Over the years I have been an award-winning artist and have participated in art shows from Minnesota to Arizona and all points in between. I am now discovering the fun and joy of a new challenge in oils. It has opened up a whole new aspect of painting for me and I am excited to share my work with the viewing public.
My wife and I recently moved to Arlee, Montana with our 2 horses, 2 dogs and a cat. We are enjoying our home in the Jocko Valley and are in the process of opening up a small studio/gallery at our residence on Highway 93. Please stop in Western Artworks Studio and Galley and visit us.
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