Jim Minet lives and maintains a studio on Long Island in New York. Working in oil, acrylics, and watercolors, Jim has a particular fascination with watercolor for its "uncontrollable madness", acrylics for its quick drying time, and palette knife oil painting for its freshness and spontaneity. Jim studied at The Art Students League in Manhattan and taught drawing and painting at 92Y in Manhattan. Jim has also taught at The Nassau County Museum of Art and currently teaches at the Mills Pond House in Smithtown, NY, and frequently demonstrates, or has demonstrated, painting throughout the East Coast, USA for brands such as Sennelier, Daniel Smith, Fabriano, Silver Brush, Masterpiece Canvas, and others. Jim has exhibited at Firefly Gallery in Northport, The Art Students League in Manhattan, The Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport Long Island, and The Long Island Museum. Artist Statement: What I am looking to do is express my voice. To be heard is to know we exist. My work is representational in nature but still very eclectic, varied and hard to pin down to one particular style. I like to experiment with different mediums and styles. As people we are fluid, dynamic, ever changing. I don't know if I will ever be satisfied with any given 'voice' and my art will change because I will change. Ultimately I believe that whatever creative expression you give to the world -- it is, and can only be, a reflection of yourself.