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Jim Finnerty

I was born in Milwaukee in 1947 and raised on Milwaukee’s east side. I graduated from Saint John Cathedral High in 1965 and from Layton School Of Art in 1971. I currently reside in Glendale WI with my wife Mary.

My professional career has been in the graphic design/advertising field. I graduated from Layton School of Art in Milwaukee where I majored in visual communication and studied painting under Guido Brink and Ralph Thomas. Prior to entering Layton I spent 2 years in the US Army Military Police Corps and served a tour of duty in South Vietnam. I have owned and operated Designcor, a graphic design studio, located in Glendale since 1982. My commercial work has won numerous creative awards and has covered the full realm of advertising and design. Ads, magazines, catalogs, displays and branding.

I resumed painting a few years ago to occupy time while recovering from surgery and to deal with PTSD related issues. My approach reflects  my strong commitment to good solid design and composition. The paintings are abstract in nature and are saturated with bold color and texture. Many are titled with landscape themes though the landscapes are barely discernible.

The medium is acrylic on canvas and canvas board.