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" which allows for fresh and spontaneous work. Jim also likes working with the palette knife and oil for the same reason. Jim studied at The Art Students League in Manhattan and taught drawing and painting at 92Y in Manhattan, NY. Jim currently teaches painting and drawing at The Nassau County Museum of Art and at the Mills Pond House in Smithtown, NY, and frequently demonstrates 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 we choose to paint, how we paint it, and the medium we use are all personal choices that provide uniqueness and individuality in our work. Art reflects the world around us. It can represent a moment in time, a message, or an expression of feeling. What makes any particular work of art interesting is the degree to which we can see the intention of the artist or understand the depth of his message or better yet, just feel. Ultimately, however, our art is a reflection of ourselves.