Jim Connelly Memorial Day western oil painting horse American flag equine

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 Memorial Day western oil painting horse American flag equine

“Memorial Day”
Jim Connelly
Oil   15″ x 30″
$3,450

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Jim Connelly December Morning cowboy horse Western oil painting equine

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

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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)
$60,000 (three paintings)

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jim connelly harvest horse equine western oil painting

“Harvest”
Jim Connelly
Oil   15″ x 29″
$3,450

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jim connelly determination cowboy bucking horse rodeo action western oil painting

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

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jim connelly just keep moving cowboy cattle wrangler action western oil painting

“Just Keep Movin'”
Jim Connelly
Oil   24″ x 36″
$6,250

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jim connelly sunset cowboy horse open range western oil painting

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

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jim connelly made in the shade cowboy on horse equine western oil painting

“Made In The Shade”
Jim Connelly
Oil   12″ x 9″
$1,250

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jim connelly joy ride cowboy bucking horse rodeo action western oil painting

“Joy Ride”
Jim Connelly
Oil   20″ x 12″
$2,175

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jim connelly freckles horse equine portrait western oil painting

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

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jim connelly porky and beans pig white pig bacon western oil painting

“Porky & Beans”
Jim Connelly
Oil   20″ x 16″
$2,650

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Interested in any of these paintings, call us 800-958-5360 or email us sales@artzline.com.

 

Sold paintings:

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

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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

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