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The Brighton Cultural Arts Commission presentation of the Peoples Choice Award.

Jim is a eight-time Emmy Award Winning Artist with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; he has earned 2 National Gold awards, 2 National Silver awards, and 1 International Bronze Award, for his work in television design. He also holds 2 People's Choice Awards from the Brighton Cultural Arts Commission's Art Cafe for work exhibited in the mediums of Oil and Pencil, Jim has been dutifully recognized for his contribution to the Arts. He also holds a certificate of appreciation from the United States Air Force Recruiting Service for his artistic contributions to The Air Force Thunderbirds flight team.

Jim earned a degree as an Architectural Specialist in Wisconsin. He studied design under several Architects in Wisconsin before refocusing his talent to Fine Art. He studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison taking courses in Art and Communications. In 1983 he relocated to San Diego, California where he became a freelance illustrator for the David Scroggy Agency. While there, he served such clients as Dole, Dupont, Ektelon Sports Equipment and Bilstein. His work has appeared in major publications such as Flying, 4-Wheeler, and Hot Rod Magazines. He was a member of the San Diego Aerospace Museum while the Museum was under the direction of Capt. Edwin D. McKellar Jr. a former Navy and Blue Angel Pilot who earned three distinguished flying crosses and two silver stars for his combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. At Captain McKellar's request Jim was invited to display his work as part of the Museums exhibits, which Jim graciously and enthusiastically obliged.

Jim moved to the Denver, Colorado area in 1986 with a call from one of the nations premiere animation houses. He became fully engulfed in the field of computer graphics and animation. His main role was design of graphics for broadcast television. As the company grew, their focus changed to litigation animation. Jim then began working closely with the Department of Justice and the Federal Aviation Administration in some very high profile cases. Two cases in particular involved the crash of Delta 191 in Dallas Ft. Worth and the highly publicized case between Minolta and Honeywell illustrating the patent of the auto focus lens.

Jim served as Animation Director for 9 KUSA in Denver, Colorado, Art Director for FOX10 in Phoenix, Design Director for FOX31 in Denver, and Design Director for FOX 9 KMSP/ My29 WFTC in Minnesota. Most recently Jim was promoted to FOX Television Stations, Inc. as Art Director for their newly fomed entity, the FOX Television Stations Graphics HUB in Tampa, Florida. Jim oversees all 27 FOX Owned and Operated Stations including the FOX owned MyNet Stations.Jim also contributes to the promotional efforts of 20th Century FOX, and FOX Television Station Sales.

 

 

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Oil Portrait of EgyptianJoseph private collection

Pencil Portrait of Linemanprivate collection - Canada


Corsairs on Deck
private collection -Denver

A4 Skyhawk
private collection -San Diego


T-38
private collection -Denver



Clean Air
private collection -Denver





Turns
private collection -Denver




Porsche
private collection -Sweden




Jim Peters Paintings have been represented
as advertising for the Reno Air Races in Reno - Nevada, featured in publications such as HOT ROD and Four wheeler magazines and
been game covers for book games such as Ace of Aces JET EAGLES.

2004 Republican National Convention Official Guide
Local Color photographer captures Jim at work. Jim finished a 20 x 8 foot mural for Zion Lutheran Church



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