Jim Connelly Last Round cowboy horse cattle longhorn rope roping sunset western oil landscape painting

Jim Connelly biography:

Jim Connelly may reside in Michigan, but his paintings suggest otherwise, telling the stories of cowboys, horses, and bulls with his bold, impressionistic style. His nationally recognized work has twice graced the cover of Southwest Art magazine, been included on the pages of magazines such as Cowboys and Indians and Western Horseman, and adorned the walls of leading galleries.

Jim is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America and was chosen for the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition for four consecutive years. He has been selected for numerous other shows including the Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art show at the Legacy Gallery, the Greeley Stampede, the Richeson Small Works Show, the Bosque Conservatory Art Classic, and the Dana Gallery Featured Artist Show. He was also featured in International Artist Publishing’s book, How Did You Paint That?

Holding his MA in illustration from Syracuse University, Jim has also experienced success in his work for billboards, print advertising, magazine covers, and over 100 book jackets. Original illustrations have been shown across the country in the likes of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Hickory Museum of Art, the Society of Illustrators, and the Delaware Museum of Art.

jim connelly impressionistic western cowboy equine horse artist painter

“In painting the traditional American west I have found a genre that suits who I am, how I want to paint and what I want to say. There is enough diversity and richness in this category for a lifetime of painting and exploration. Painting to me is all about learning the medium and growing as a picture maker. It is about always reaching for a better understanding of the world visually and then using that knowledge as a tool to tell a story with paint to the glory of God”.  Jim Connelly

 

Available paintings:

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Jim Connelly Sundown Showdown bucking horse cowboy rodeo ranch western oil painting

“Sundown Showdown”
Jim Connelly
Oil   20″ x 16″
$2,650

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Jim Connelly Dustup cowboy bull rodeo action western oil painting

“Dustup”
Jim Connelly
Oil   20″ x 16″
$2,650

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Jim Connelly Evening Sun cowboy cactus horse western landscape oil painting

“Evening Sun”
Jim Connelly
Oil   9″ x 12″
$1,250

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Jim Connelly Mean Streak buck horse cowboy action western oil painting

“Mean Streak”
Jim Connelly
Oil   14″ x 11″
$1,575

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Jim Connelly Summer Sunset horse portrait western oil painting

“Summer Sunset”
Jim Connelly
Oil   9″ x 12″
$1,250

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Jim Connelly Lot Of Bull cowboy rodeo bucking action western oil painting

“Lot Of Bull”
Jim Connelly
Oil   9″ x 12″
$1,250

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Jim Connelly Goodness paint horse western oil painting

“Goodness”
Jim Connelly
Oil   12″ x 16″
$1,870

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Jim Connelly Bullistic bull rider rodeo cowboy action western oil painting

“Bullistic”
Jim Connelly
Oil   16″ x 20″
$2,650

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Jim Connelly Sedona Snow cowboy snow mountains red rocks horse cattle cow western oil painting

“Sedona Snow”
Jim Connelly
Oil   18″ x 24″
$3,575

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Jim Connelly Free Bird rooster farm ranch western oil painting

“Free Bird”
Jim Connelly
Oil   11″ x 14″
$1,575

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Jim Connelly Last Round cowboy horse cattle longhorn rope roping sunset western oil landscape painting

“Last Round”
Jim Connelly
Oil   9″ x 12″
$1,325

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jim connelly colors of freedom triptych cowboy cowgirl American flag horse equine liberty patriotism western oil painting

“The Colors Of Freedom”
Jim Connelly
Oil   57″ x 68″ (each)
$21,500 (each)
$60,000 (three paintings)

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Sold paintings:

Jim Connelly Into The Blue bucking horse rodeo cowboy action western oil painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Into The Blue”
Jim Connelly
Oil   16″ x 12″
SOLD

 

jim connelly yellow shirt cowboy horse horseback western oil painting

“Yellow Shirt”
Jim Connelly
Oil   11″ x 14″
SOLD

 

jim connelly peaceable horses equine western oil painting

“Peaceable”
Jim Connelly
Oil   12″ x 20″
SOLD

 

jim connelly lefty cowboy horse horseback western oil painting

“Lefty”
Jim Connelly
Oil   18″ x 24″
SOLD

 

MAGAZINE ARTICLES:

Publication: SOUTHWEST ART
Date: March 2013
Description: Cover and Feature Article
Title: The Upside of Cowboy Art
Autor: Gussie Fauntleroy
Pages: cover, 62-67

jim connelly cowboy white horse drinking corral southwest art magazine cover western oil painting
Jim Connelly Southwest Art Magazine cover March 2013

Publication: SOUTHWEST ART
Date: November 2010
Description: Cover and 1 Page Article
Title: 21 Over 31
Autor: Bonnie Gangelhoff
Pages: cover, 86

Publication: COWBOYS & INDIANS
Date: December 2008
Description: Editorial Feature
Title: Gallery Tour
Autor: Ann Kathryn Orsinger
Pages: 76

Publication: THE SCORE National Team Roping Horse Association
Date: Nov/Dec 2008
Description: Editorial Feature
Title: The Art
Autor: L.A. Pomeroy
Pages: 32-34

Publication: WESTERN HORSEMAN
Date: May 2003
Description: Editorial Feature
Title: Western Art Gallery
Autor: Betty Harvey-Manson
Pages: 184

 

David Wilkinson Jim Connelly museum show Museum of Western Art annual show and sale
David Wilkinson and Jim Connelly – Museum of Western Art 36th Annual Show & Sale 2019

 

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