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JAMES H. HUSSEY

Jim Hussey is a native of New Orleans who has become
one of the country's artists of note.
Born in 1936 Jim was educated in New Orleans, and
upon completion of his academic training he began a
career in the world of business.
Later in the summer of 1970 he decided to leave this
career. Equipped only with the paints and brushes his
mother had left him, an interest in art from early
childhood, and inspired by his surroundings, his family,
his friends, and prominent artists, he decided to leave
his successful career as a salesman and merchant to pursue
his love for art on a full-time basis.
In order to refine his ideas, skills and techniques,
in 1972 he attended the John McCrady School of Fine Arts.
The decision to pursue art proved to be a wise one for his
renditions of the Old South, its many lazy bayous, and life
along the Mississippi shortly became wanted by many art
collectors, galleries, and museums throughout the world.
His paintings reflect personal feelings in the nostalgic
and romantic moods, settings, and history of the South as
seen through the eyes of numerous novelists and historians.
Like most true artists, Jim is constantly driven toward
self-improvement and growth through better interpretation,
increased skill and authenticity in subject matter and
composition.

"I believe when I display realism in a painting it is as
important to reflect my feeling on the mood of that
subject or to tell a story much as a poet using all of the
color and feeling of one's mind, otherwise one might
just as well take a photograph."