Air Art Northwest
846 South Ginger Street
Cornelius, Oregon 97113
PRINTS by JIM LAURIER
After graduating art school in 1978, he began his free-lance illustration career in NewYork City, completing assignments for various publishers. To his delight, his first job was to create a book cover for a story about a B-25 bomber crew over Rabaul, New Britain! He has created many other illustrations covering a wide range of subject matter. He is comfortable working with many different mediums. He is also very proficient with a computer and is using it often in the preliminary stages of creating a painting and for producing finished illustrations.
Jim's love of art and airplanes has been the common thread throughout his life. It has lead him to produce hundreds of drawings and many paintings with aviation themes. He is no stranger to flying and holds a private pilot license. He has flown an assortment of light aircraft as well as a P-51 Mustang, hot air balloon and a helicopter. Encouraged by the increasing interest in aviation art, he published his first two aviation prints in 1994. He set a goal to produce high quality aviation art for people who, like himself, enjoy art and aviation. Since the start, his aviation images have gained interest around the world and sales of his limited edition prints have steadily increased.
Jim is an artist member of the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA). He is also a member of the New York Society of Illustrators, through whom he has become a contributing artist in the Air Force Art Program. His recent painting entitled "THUD RIDGE" was selected by The Air Force Association for publication as a limited edition print commemorating the USAF's 50th Anniversary. Each year his paintings are selected for various art shows in museums and art galleries around the U.S. and has won awards at many of these shows. His aviation paintings have been published in several hard cover books, on several book jacket covers, and have appeared in all of the major aviation magazines. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) selected Jim's painting entitled "Block Island" for reproduction on their membership cards, and the Breitling Chronograph Co. in Switzerland, selecting a painting for reproduction in their 1998 catalog of precision watches.
Jim continues publish art prints, and is getting more requests for his aviation paintings, both privately and commercially.