Jim Killen at SEWE in Charleston

Jim Killen,  Break Time , 2016, acrylic, 24” x 36”

Jim Killen, Break Time, 2016, acrylic, 24” x 36”

Southeastern Wlidlife Expo (SEWE) 1987 Artist of the Year Jim Killen discusses his passion for art and his amazing contribution to charitable organizations throughout the years.  artGuide Magazine was proud to feature Killen in our thrice annual Artist Intros Section.  artGuide art news blog is excited to feature his Artist Intro feature herein. 

Jim Killen
Owatonna, Minnesota

A master artist, avid sportsman, and dedicated conservationist, Jim Killen has reaped national and international awards, including being honored three times as “International Artist of the Year” for Ducks Unlimited.  Jim merges his passion for the outdoors into every facet of his life.  He spends hours with his camera recording the beauty and serenity of the great outdoors with his own sporting dogs by his side.  “I feel a closeness to dogs... I have hunted with some great dogs and painted them as well... I know the dedication that exists between an owner and their dog.”

The distinctive style and quality of Jim’s original paintings, along with his wealth of knowledge and experience makes for an extraordinary combination.  His art has generated millions of dollars for conservation groups such as Ducks Unlimited International, Pheasants Forever, Quail Unlimited, and the National Wild Turkey Federation.  He was named Southeastern Wildlife Expo “Artist of the Year” in 1987.

Jim’s studio overlooks the 160 acres he developed into a wildlife management area focusing on waterfowl, pheasant, wild turkey, and deer.  Contact information can be found at www.killenoriginals.com.

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