Jim Woodman is a full-time painter. He has been based in the southeast of England but works increasingly from his studio in Waternish on the Isle of Skye. Jim's work is noted for its use of strong, vibrant colours that imbue stark landscapes with warmth and intensity. His inspiration is the landscape, which he paints in oils and watercolours. Much of his work celebrates the stark, moody beauty of the island of Skye. He is an Associate Member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers and won the Aya Broughton Prize for the best painting in the opinion of the judges at the Society's annual exhibition in November 2006.
"The inspiration for my work is the landscape. My paintings attempt to convey my response to the colours, mood and forms found in such diverse places as the Northwest Scotland and the Mediterranean. I do not seek to portray the landscape as we see it with the naked eye, but to capture the intense emotions I experience in certain places — a windswept Scottish hillside with its deep purples and rusts, or a Tuscan town with its scorched hues of terracotta and bleached brick. Places move me."
Jim exhibits widely in the southeast through galleries and at Art Fairs including the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, at exhibitions of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers and in several other venues in and around London. His work has been selected for the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour Annual Exhibition at The Mall Galleries and the 21 Century Watercolour Exhibition at the Royal Watercolour Society; it is also exhibited in a number of Scottish galleries. He is regularly exhibited at Blues and Greens Gallery, North Berwick and Dandelion Designs Gallery on the Isle of Skye and in Christmas Exhibitions at the Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh. He exhibits regularly at the Fountain Gallery, East Molesey, Surrey in one man and group shows.
Jim's work is displayed at various times during the year in the following galleries:
• Blues and Greens, North Berwick • MacKenzie Gallery, Teddington
• Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh • Dandelion Designs, Waternish, Skye