Jim Waid

In his paintings, Waid attempts to convey the fundamental processes of nature: growth, decay, life, and death. Images that initially seem abstract slowly reveal themselves to be close-up views of various natural elements such as flora, insects and the desert landscape. Waid’s intention is not to paint depictions of nature but rather to use his art to replicate nature’s process, to create the way nature creates. For Waid, the creative process is a moment of discovery. Multiple layers of paint are thickly applied then selectively scraped away revealing hidden images. He rarely works with sketches, applying the paint directly onto the canvas and letting different forms and colors suggest new ones. The result is as much a surprise for him as it is for the viewer.

Jim Waid has painted professionally for nearly 50 years. He has had numerous prestigious gallery and museum exhibitions. His works are in the permanent collections of such prominent institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Denver Art Museum, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, Oklahoma State Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona just to name a few. Waid is represented by the prestigious Riva Yares Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ and Santa Fe, NM, Jean Albano Gallery in Chicago, IL and now the William Havu Gallery in Denver.

Waid EDEN VARIATION 1 mixed media on paper 23 3 4 in. x 29 3 4 in WEB
SABINO CANYON AUTUMN VARIATION 1 2014 mixed media on paper 20 3 4 in. x 28 in WEB
Waid SANCTUARY 2014 mixed media on paper 21 in. x 32 in WEB
Waid DRYAD acrylic on canvas 84 in. x 132 in. WEB
Waid LIANA 2010 acrylic on canvas 84 in. x 72 in WEB
Waid FLOWER TASTER acrylic on canvas 66 in x 84 in WEB
Waid ALONG THE TANQUE VERDE acrylic on canvas 48 in. x 84 in WEB
Waid TAPROOT acrylic on canvas 72 in. x 60 in WEB
Waid SWINGTIME acrylic on canvas 48 in.x 78 in WEB
Waid JULEP acrylic on canvas 48 in. x 72 in WEB
Waid BLUE MONK  acrylic on canvas 66 in. x 50 in WEB
Waid WEBSONG acrylic on canvas 50 in. x 66 in WEB
Waid BANDERA acrylic on canvas 50 in. x 60 in WEB
Waid MAYFLY acrylic on canvas 40 in. x 60 in WEB
Waid LARKS TRILL 2012 60 x 40 web
Waid DUET 40 x 60 SM
SEEP CANYON 2011 acrylic on canvas 42 in  x 54 in web
Waid Market Day 24 x 22 SM