Growing up in Guatemala—the Land of the Eternal Spring—fostered in Jimmy a lifelong love of nature. His fascination with birds, their ability to fly, and their beautiful colors are reflected in his use of watercolor combined with his own image transfer technique. Jimmy draws on his background in graphic design to create compositions that mix delicate brush strokes with the rigid structure of newspaper lines.
He compares the diversity, beauty, and fragility of these winged creatures with that of humans:
“Birds fulfill their purpose; fly. They exercise dominion over that purpose by dominating the wind. It is my wish that one day every human being will discover his or her purpose; and just like birds, humans will exercise their dominion over that purpose.”
A trained architect, Peter migrated towards the art world while working as an architectural illustrator. He loves the technical aspects of drawing perspective images and is attracted to its exactness of detail. Working with Peggy Macnamara at the North Shore Art League inspired his current series of work which overlays a looser, more colorful painting style on top of his tight, architectural drawing style.
Peter is an award-winning signature member of many watercolor societies and has been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine and The Art of Watercolour Magazine.
The Gift of Art
Over the years, the Friends of the Glenview Library have not only contributed more than a million dollars to the Library, they also have given artwork for designated Library locations and have donated from their own collections. When you enter the Library from the underground garage, take notice of Field Scene. This colorful, evocative painting by David W. Voros was commissioned in 1986 to hang behind the Circulation Desk in the old Library. Treasures from the past have been recently installed in the Community Room. The Navajo rug and two Native American portraits were gifts from the Louann Van Zelst family. Age dimmed their beauty, but they now have been restored by the Friends. These three pieces help us remember our country’s first settlers and the beauty and craftsmanship of Native American handiwork for everyday use. The next time you attend a Library program, make sure to view these stunning works.
If you are an artist interested in exhibiting at the Glenview Public Library, please submit a proposal including:
General description of work
Size of work/frames
All artwork must be professionally framed and fit the standards of the exhibit hanging system
References/other shows in which the artist has exhibited
Mail or email photos representative of the artist’s proposed exhibit portfolio, or provide a link to a website with an online portfolio for proposal consideration
Contact information, including phone number, address, and email address
A limited number of exhibits are displayed each year. Many more requests are submitted than can be accommodated. Artists should not expect that proposals to exhibit will be accepted.