by Joan M. Rehlin
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Rehlin Graphics / Fine Art is presenting a slightly different kind of mini art history post, highlighting our own Jim Rehlin. Although not as famous an artist as his influences — including Van Gogh, Seurat, Cézanne — Jim has developed a significant following over the past few years since turning to the fine art field full time.
As a child, Jim began creating paintings when his grandmother, also an artist, noticed his talent and gave him a box of oil paints. During grade school, he took extracurricular painting classes at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute and then all the available art classes throughout school, culminating with his earning a BFA degree from Wittenberg University. As time allowed, Jim painted, sketched, and sold some of his artwork while pursuing his career as a graphic designer and illustrator. After refocusing his attention in 2014 to creating art on a full-time basis, he has been honored to have his work selected to be in a variety of venues, including in the Ann Arbor Art Center’s downstairs 117 Gallery Shop and in some of their upstairs exhibitions, as well as in a number of other local and state-wide exhibitions. And Jim is fortunate to find success selling his art both locally and nationally.
For more on Jim, please browse this website to read his Artist's Statement and view his ever-growing catalog of paintings and drawings in this website's Galleries. If you have questions, contact us via our email icon, above right.
Sunflowers / White Tail Jumping, 2017, acrylic on canvas, Jim Rehlin
Welcome to our Art Blog where we occasionally present topics of interest in the fine art world, including featuring artists other than Jim Rehlin. Some of the artwork has been created by long-departed but well-known greats; some, by compelling contemporary artists. All will be pieces we find worthwhile to share with you. If you like any of these, consider sharing the posts forward to your own blogs and other social media.