Jim Winters

Screen prints, drawings & paintings


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My Background

artist, Jim Winters, in his studio

I am a California artist living in Santa Cruz, and am part of the decorative painting team at Stancil Studios based in San Francisco. I attended Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, graduating Summa Cum Laude in January 1988. I have made portrait illustrations for Men's Health magazine, horoscope screenprints for Flaunt magazine and a screenprint portrait for a Levi’s 501 advertisement which appeared in the late, great Interview magazine. My work is in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art and Denison University in Granville, OH. 

My Medium

reduction printing silkscreen in Jim Winters' studio

I first learned to screen print in high school in the early 1980's. At that time it was all hand-cut rubylith stencils, oil based inks and lacquer thinner. Totally toxic! I continued to print in art school and beyond and, thankfully, was introduced to water-based techniques. I have explored many types of serigraphy over the years and my current primary medium is the reduction screen print. Not familiar with this method of screen printing? Allow me to introduce you: Printing Divine

I am currently focusing on land and cityscapes.

My Inspiration

viewmaster reels owned by Jim Winters

Viewmasters, stereoscopes, paint by numbers, Wacky Packages, trompe-l'œil still life paintings, medical illustration and photography, found photos, vintage and antique wallpaper and textiles, 4AD album covers of the 1980's, old movie posters, pulp fiction cover illustrations, beefcake photography, The Flinstones, Japanese woodcuts, Chinese landscape painting, Dutch vanitas painting, Precisionism, Pop art, street art and photography, the films of Yasujiro Ozu, Tom of Finland, Andy Warhol, John Waters, Joseph Cornell, Lari Pittman, Gustave Baumann, The Group of Seven.

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