Jim Phipps - In memoriam
As a youth Jim loved drawing and painting, but his love for sports became a priority while playing football at Waco High School and then at TCU. It was not until many years later, on a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, that painting became the most important part of his life. He created art for galleries and private collectors since 1987 and was an active member of the Oil Painters of America and Artists of Texas. Jim was an impressionistic painter using the impasto technique with strong brush strokes and rich harmonious color to capture the textures and quality of light in his paintings. He was an enthusiastic supporter of The Cove and its members from the very beginning.