Jim Killen is a master artist whose career has spanned over forty years and has developed a large and fiercely loyal following. His art cuts to the heart of the outdoor experience and will endure for as long as people treasure their dogs, gamebirds and waterfowl, and the unspoiled places that bring them all together. As a dedicated conservationist and avid sportsman, he merges his passion for the outdoors into every facet of his life.
Jim spends hours with his camera recording the beauty and serenity of the great outdoors with his own sporting dogs by his side. His affection for their spirit and loyalty is readily seen in the intimate dog portraits that have earned Jim the reputation as one of the great dog artists in the world!
Jim brings his commitment and experience to wildlife and conservation organizations with his remarkable gift of painting. Ducks Unlimited has honored Jim three times as their “International Artist of the Year”, and named him one of the “All-Star Artists” for Ducks Unlimited 75th Anniversary celebration in 2012.
The distinctive style and quality of Jim`s art has generated millions of dollars for various groups including the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, Quail Unlimited and more than twenty state stamp conservation programs.
“My career as an Artist has brought so many wonderful people and opportunities into my life and I am forever grateful to God for that gift! I love what I do and hope my paintings capture a cherished memory or bring a sense of joy to those who view them.” –Jim Killen