Hello! I'm Jim Lutomski, a Scottish artist living and working on the Hebridean island of Islay. Like Leonardo da Vinci and others before me, my interests extend beyond paint on paper or canvas.
These are the first promising lines of text on Jim's website. Lesley, secretary of Made on Islay, pointed out her husband's website, www.lutomskiart.co.uk, to me and I thought it was time for a wee introduction. Jim is a very gifted painter and has his studio at the back of Columba Hall in Port Ellen where anyone is welcome for a browse or a blether. From what I read on his website he is a very versatile chap, not only involved in creating beautiful paintings but into Bicycle sales and repairs as well. As far as painting is concerned his focus is on portraits, both people and pets, and he has a special talent to capture the stunning beauty of Islay in his land and seascapes. Jim: "I only use the highest quality art materials. Not only does this mean a better image but also that the work will last as fresh and vibrant as when it was made. I believe that not compromising on standards represents the best value for money." Examples of his work can be seen on his website in the gallery and portrait pages. About selling his work Jim says: "I sell a wide variety of small prints in A4 format for Â£14 including postage. I print these on acid-free archival paper (usually Arches textured paper) using durable lightfast ink. The next size of prints are in A3 format and cost Â£26 including postage. These are printed by Islay Studios on archival paper with lightfast ink. I also have one or two panoramic prints, again printed by Islay Studios."
Jim is also running the Islay Half Marathon which will be held on 2nd August 2008. He is not just running for fun but also to support a charity called Harvest Help. Harvest Help provides practical support to poor families and communities in rural Africa to grow more food and work their way out of poverty. If you like to sponsor Jim and support this good work, you can call in at the studio or send Jim an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lower Killeyan Pastel by Jim Lutomski