Since starting my career in high school in 1967, my goal was to have my art inspire and entertain others just as many artists (music, film and fine arts) have done for me. Below are some of the quotes and experiences that I have had with some of my idols/inspirations such as The Beach Boys, Alice Cooper and others.
I am always happy to do interviews and share my art whether it be major news sources or school and college papers.
Jim and kids Drew and Arte on stage with The Beach Boys at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, 2009.
“They say a picture is worth a thousand words… In the case of Jim Warren’s art, a million words would be insufficient to convey the depth and breadth of Jim Warren’s genius. His gentle and unassuming manner belies the amazing talent he possesses. Jim Warren has generously stated that there is an artist in all of us. That is perhaps, to some degree true. But to witness his level of artistry is to be awed by his brilliance.
Jim Warren’s art is masterful in that so much of his creativity can transport the beholder to a place of transcendent beauty. A place of pure inspiration and liberation from our often ordinary circumstances. Jim warren’s art is like love, flowing from the tip of his brush that he shares with the millions of us who are fortunate enough to be touched and inspired by what he has given and continues to give to the world.”
Lead singer of The Beach Boys
Lead Singer of The Kinks
Jim with actress Kristen Chenoweth at a portrait unveiling party in New York, 2011.
Creator & Executive producer of Baywatch
Jim and his daughter Drew with Alice Cooper in 2010, 25 years after painting Alice’s album cover “Raise Your Fist and Yell”.
It’s as if God be-gifted us.”
Actor & star of The Karate Kid
Jim and John Stamos unveiling portrait of Stamos for a Fame-Wall project (fame-wall.com) in New York, New York, 2011.
The L.A. Times
Creator of Woodstock (1969)
Jim and Chaka Kahn teaching children art at the Community Learning Center Clearwater, Florida in 2003.
Jim and Wyland in 2013 with the painting “Littlest Mermaid Rides Again” (and the paintings model Camy).
This was the first collaboration together in 15 years.
Jim presenting his painting to Mike Love of The Beach Boys for The Fame Wall.
Jim with Kelsey Grammer for his Fame-Wall portrait unveiling on Broadway in 2011.
Aaron R. Fodiman
Publisher and Editor of Tampa Bay Magazine
Actress & the voice of Bart Simpson