Jim Gilmore

Jim Gilmore was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Southern Colorado where he continues to live with his wife, Theresa. While growing up he developed an early love for the surrounding mountains and the wildlife that inhabit them. Combining this fascination with a lifelong interest in art, Jim went from cattle rancher to full time sculptor in 1985.

 

 

Jim believes an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and animal habits are very important qualities for a wildlife artist. Therefore, he continues to spend many days in the mountains researching and photographing wildlife, which adds to his knowledge of the subjects he sculpts. For this reason, his bronzes find ready acceptance from naturalists, sportsmen, and art collectors alike.

 

 

Jim has had no formal art training but believes that his experience has given him a knowledge that would be difficult to learn in a school. He is involved with the molding, casting, and applying of the patina and final finishes to his bronzes. Jim’s bronzes are in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and foreign countries.

Through the years, Jim has participated in hundreds of art shows throughout the United States where he has won many awards such as Best of Show at Safari Club International, Best of Show at the National Wildlife Art Show, and Best of Show at Nature Works Art Show. He has been commissioned to sculpt monumental sculptures by many individuals, universities, cities, and organizations including Baylor University, Adams State College, Nature Works, Sapulpa Oklahoma, and Black Hawk Colorado.

Artist Statement

 

“In my art, I strive to share with others the love and respect I have for nature and the cowboy lifestyle. Living on our cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains, I have had many extraordinary experiences throughout my life. Memories of an elk’s bugle echoing through a canyon, two black bear cubs exploring a new world or spending time packing into the high country of Colorado with horses are some of the many events that have inspired my work. I hope having my work in your home or office will bring a bit of nature into your life, as well as a desire to help protect our natural environment and Western way of life.” –Jim Gilmore

Available Work by Jim Gilmore

Limited edition of 40
15"H x 23"W x 7"D
Bronze
$3,500...

Limited edition of 40
16"H x 16"W x 8"D
Bronze
$2,500...

Limited edition of 40
15"H x 15"W x 15"D
Bronze
$2,950...

Limited edition of 40
22"H x 23"W x 7.5"D
Bronze
$3,200...

Limited edition of 40
23.5"H x 25.5"W x 11.5"D
Bronze
$4,800...