Craftours Lifestyles Magazine December 2018 - Page 37

Jim West and Jim Clements with “Blue River” painting This past year I had the great opportunity in immediately, because he captures the to escort a Route 66 Adventure. (and if you outdoors in his paintings, and I have a log have never been on a Route 66 trip, join cabin house in the country that I thought me next year!) When we stopped at an arts would be a perfect venue to display this type and crafts fair in Joplin, Missouri, I looked of work.  around and did a little shopping.  As with all I went up to Jim to congratulate him on his crafts shows, there are a variety of handicrafts work and introduced myself. I asked him that you can purchase, from carved wooden which one of his paintings was his favorite objects to perfumes and candles.  But I have piece, and he showed me a couple that were to say, there was one particular vendor that exquisite. I opted to buy one that spoke to stood out above all the others, and it wasn’t me when I looked at it. I very rarely if ever, that the size of his booth was any larger, but purchase art with the idea of an investment, it was because the art that was represented but I buy it because I love it.  far exceeded anything else that was there.  I One day I hope to invite Jim as a master was introduced into the world of master instructor to join  a group of budding artisan Jim Clements! painters as we are inspired in a very special I have had the  great opportunity of traveling destination.  But in the meantime, I am very around the world with my television show happy traveling in his world, through his and also traveling for 35 years prior to amazing art! Congratulations Jim, you are that, and I have seen art from all over the a very genuine artistic soul who is sharing world. When I saw Jim’s work, I was drawn your talent with the world!