Jimmy Devine Alkyd, Pencil, Watercolor, Ball Point Pen
Jimmy Devine, a native of New York, has been involved in professional art since his graduation from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. Devine has worked as a fashion artist, a television art director, sports illustrator, and now devotes his time to being one of the greatest painters of old west legend and lore. Specializing in western art, history, and the Wyoming countryside, Devine creates authentic scenes of the Old West; his love for the Old West and its traditions has enabled him to depict his subject matter with startling realism.
Jimmy Devine has received numerous awards and much recognition through national exhibitions, Western art shows, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. "After a number of years of illustrating for different publications and the like, I am now enjoying painting scenes of the Old West. Using alkyd paints, I paint in a realist style with close attention to the details of cowboy gear in the mid-nineteenth century.
I am inspired by the styles and imagination of Howard Terpning, Thomas Lovell, and Tucker Smith, and my favorite subjects are the lawmen and cowboy musicians of the era - depicted in everyday scenes of cowboy life. The opportunity to transport someone back to this magical time in American history is the inspiration that drives me to paint."