Jim Waters

Interview with Jim Waters

JimWQ: When did you start making art?

A: Kindergarten or with my aunt and grandparents… Makin’ clothespin animals…

Q: What kind of artist are you?

A: One who doesn’t know much about painting.

Q: Do you have any influences?

A: I like the impressionistic stuff and am totally blown away by people like Da Vinci, etc, etc. How could they do those things?

Q: Why do you make art?

A: Sometimes I hit on something I like and plus it beats watching TV.

Q: Why is art important?

A: People would get pretty tired of staring at blank walls.

Q: What do you get out of making your art?

A: Seems like it makes time go by better and if someone likes the way something I do looks-that’s a plus. Also I sold 3 or 4 pictures- everyone can use the extra buck.

Q: Are you the creative type? What kind?

A: I like to think so. If I knew what kind the search would be over. Then what?

Q: Why do you come to OTL (Outside the Lines Studio) to make art?

A: I come to OTL to hang out with certain people- the ones I get good vibes from- to do art, that’s the big thing. Official class days are quite good – Diana (the art instructor) shines!

Q: How would you describe your art?

A: In the whole realm of things totally and fully inconsequential.