Jime's upbringing in the serene countryside of Northeastern Pennsylvania shaped her deep connection with nature. Her childhood was adorned with expansive fields, lush forests, tranquil ponds, and crisp, fresh air. Surrounded by the rural landscape, she formed close bonds with a multitude of wild and domestic animals. Living on a secluded dirt road brought moments of solitude, but it also nurtured her vivid imagination.
As a proud mother of two grown sons, Holden and Brodie, Jime's artistic journey took an unconventional path. While raising her children, she pursued her passion for art as an adult student, earning her MFA in Illustration from Hartford University and her BS in Art Education at Keystone College. Throughout her artistic endeavors, Jime also discovered her love for teaching art, which became an integral part of her life.
After ten years of teaching high school students, Jime transitioned to the college level. She became an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Central Oklahoma and currently holds a full-time professorship at the Savannah College of Art and Design since 2018. Her expertise lies in teaching a diverse range of subjects, including Drawing, Digital Drawing, Inventing Environments, Drawing for Storyboard, and Life Drawing.
Now, Jime finds joy in joining forces with her husband Mike, embarking on creative adventures together at Wimmer's Woods. They both share a deep affection for art, rooted in enchanting stories, mythical tales, and magical quests. Nature, with its abundant inspiration, holds a special place in their hearts, and Wimmer's Woods serves as a platform to merge these passions harmoniously.
While Jime's artistic pursuits have encompassed various mediums, she has wholeheartedly dedicated herself to the art of drawing. It is where her passion was ignited, where she finds solace and fulfillment. Making marks on paper, getting lost in the intricate details of line work, is where she feels utmost happiness. Jime's artistic expression revolves around the delicate, flowing lines she affectionately calls "Prettylines." She shares, "I've always been captivated by the graceful movement of lines on paper. As a daydreamer and a doodler, it is the organic nature of lines that stirs my soul. Curious lines, scratchy lines, implied lines, delicate lines, and what I call 'pretty-lines.' Through my work, I strive to bring clarity to the chaos, embracing both the simplicity and complexity that the power of lines holds. With every stroke, I feel my own emotional energy flowing through my fingers, establishing conscious and subconscious connections to my art."
Jime's artistic journey is a testament to her unwavering passion for drawing and her unwavering dedication to capturing the essence of beauty through her "Prettylines."