Self taught artist Jim Shore uses his knowledge of folk art to create a new expression of American country decor.
His eye for detail and strong design sense are given shape in the Heartwood Creek collection.
About Jim Shore
A native of South Carolina, Jim Shore utilizes his skills as a portraitist,
sculptor and folk artist to create his unique and creative collection for
Enesco. His current collection, Heartwood Creek, combines tabletop and figurines
to create a charming and innovative American country decor statement. His other
collections include Shore Lights and Garden Sense.
A self-taught artist, Shore worked as an engineer before turning his full
attention to art. He has painted in a variety of media including watercolor and
egg tempura, a technique made popular by artists Andrew Wyeth and Bob
Timberlake. Shore also has perfected his technique in silver and gold-smithing,
wood carving, stained glass, furniture making and sculpting in stone.
With this diverse background and experience, Shore has become an accomplished
artist. He has created portraits for the governments of both North and South
Carolina. As the creator of the popular pencil Santa line, Shore changed the
look of Santa Claus in the early 1990s. He is an active member and president of
the Yorkville Artist Guild.
Shore was awarded "2003 Artist of the Year" by NALED (National Assoc. of Gift &
Collectible Dealers) in June. His artwork can currently be found in the
collections of corporations and universities across the United States.
Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Collectible Figurines
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