Jim Herbert – Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition – June 2020

Jim Herbert is the 3-Dimensional Artist Spotlight winning artist for the month of June 2020. He is an award-winning metal sculpture artist based in Santa Cruz, California, USA.

Jim’s Solo Art Exhibition will be featured on the website for the month of June 2020. The gallery will promote Jim and his work on the Fusion Art website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, email blasts to over 4,500+ buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets.  Fusion Art’s objective is to promote the Artist Spotlight winning artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

Please read Jim’s Biography and Artist Statement below as he describes his history and inspiration in his own words. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see his exhibition.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these award-winning pieces, or to see more of Jim’s work, please visit his website.

Also, please visit Fusion Art’s YouTube Channel to see Jim’s Solo Art Exhibition Video.

Thank you to all the artists who participated in the Artist Spotlight competition and congratulations to Jim and the other Artist Spotlight winning artists.

Artist Biography

Jim Herbert is a metal sculpture artist from Santa Cruz, California. Living most of his life in this laid back beach community; it is no wonder his sculptures encapsulate the wonders of ocean life. Jim has worked with metals since the age of 21. His career choice of auto restoration is what originally led him to his lifelong passion to create beauty out of steel.

It is hard to believe that these unique and wondrous sculptures were created out of many different kinds of scrap metal including discarded automobile parts and rebar. His welding gun is his favorite tool. “I love playing with metal and fire. I like adding and subtracting. It is exciting, and almost seems a little dangerous. My welding gun is a like a magic paintbrush of fire.”

Jim’s art collection is an abundant display of both real, and fantasy creatures of the sea. His inspiration and motivation for his creatures comes directly from what he observes in his beach environment.

Jim was juried in the Vargas Gallery Autumn Selections, The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild Water & Metal at the Santa Cruz Art League, and the City of Santa Clara’s Indoor Sculpture Exhibition. His work is often seen at various events in the Pleasure Point area of Santa Cruz including the Wharf to Wharf race, the Surfer’s Path Marathon, and the Jack O’Neill Memorial Paddle-out.

Artist Statement

My art mostly revolves around the ocean. By creating and sharing my art sculptures, I am able to be part of the beauty of what I love and admire. Human beings are naturally drawn to the ocean. Sometimes it provides peace of mind; sometimes it humbles us. It is a place for work, play, relaxation, and contemplation. My intention is to create an artistic experience that will inspire an emotion, recall a memory, ask a question, cause a smile, start a conversation, or replicate a sensation. My collection of sculptures includes the free spirits of those who play in the ocean’s waters, the magical creatures that I imagine living beneath its surface, the birds that fly above it, and creatures who crawl along its beaches. My intention is to create 3 dimensional arts for others that will provide a link between them and their own imaginations. Maybe they too will become part of the beauty of the ocean and what this world offers us.

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