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ribbonApril 2017 CVA Featured Artist Award



Raleigh artist, Jim Hallenbeck has come a long way in just two years of embracing oil painting full time.

“I grew up in Catskill, NY. After majoring in Fine Arts at SUNY Plattsburgh, I transferred to Florida International University of Miami where I earned a BS in Art Education in December 1979. I was hired by IBM in September 1979 in Boca Raton, FL and transferred to Raleigh, NC in 1999. I retired as a Vice President from IBM in September 2014 and worked at Lenovo through January 2015. Through the years during my IBM career I continued to paint as time allowed.

“Beginning February 2015 I have devoted myself to my artistic journey full time. Since then I have completed more than 100 paintings. I have taken workshops from nationally know artists such as Nicole Kennedy, Dan Nelson, Dawn Whitelaw, Dan Beck, and Albert Handell.. I have been juried into 17 local, regional, and national shows and have won five awards. I have also displayed my work in eight other venues including local restaurants, library, country club, and the Carolina Today TV show. I have donated works to benefit organizations including Artspace, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, and Temple Beth Or. For my solo exhibition at Margaux’s restaurant (Oct – Dec 2016) I collaborated with Margaux’s and the Food Bank to donate 10% of my sales as well as food collection for the Food Bank. We raised $500 and delivered close to 500 pounds of food, other items for those in need.” -Jim Hallenbeck

Artist Statement

My art has largely been of landscapes, cityscapes, and, at times, the people captured in these scenes.
My approach in painting is to represent each subject realistically, while at the same time to accentuate its bright colors and details. I find my approach to painting to be one of deep introspection complete with a wide range of emotions – inner peace, happiness, honesty, and truth. In turn, I hope to communicate something to the viewer, to trigger an emotion, or to spark a memory that resonates on a very unique personal level. -Jim Hallenbeck

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