The Scrimshaw Studio
... and Art of Jim Stevens
Jim Stevens is an award winning international artist and author who is also legally blind, with only a pin dot of vision remaining in both eyes. He lost his sight as a result of combat wounds while serving in the U.S. Army. His loss of vision forced the artist to rethink his approach to the art he loves. Today he uses a combination of visual lenses along with his sense of touch to complete each of his extraordinary paintings, scrimshaw etchings and custom works of art. Jim has defied the odds but in his own words, "A man with a vision is never truly blind."
Jim's work can be seen at the Georgia Amar Fine Art Gallery in Denver, Colorado, the Casa de Esperanza Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington, Mystic Scrimshanders Gallery in Wickford, Rhode Island, and private collections around the world. In 2010, Jim was honored as a Kennedy Center Artist, registered in the VSA artist affiliate program of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is also the recipient of the U.S. Veterans Administration National Gold Medal for Fine Art.
Never has writing a check been such a pleasure for me.
You are a wonder!"
-Dr. S. Meadows, Beckley, West Virginia