Jim Inzero (American b. 1972) earned his BFA Degree in Interior Architecture and Design from Maryland Institute College of Art, Main Building. Jim was eager to quickly adapt his understanding of the Architecture and Interior Design Business and after several years in the industry Inzero developed a niche in masterplanning and design with Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus. A transformation in his direction accompanied his career migration from Baltimore residing on the Metedeconk River, New Jersey. In 2001 Jim and his wife Lauren launched Stella e Luna a retail store. He traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and studied the ancient technique of encaustic painting (using pigments mixed with hot wax that are burned in as an inlay). Recently opened Jim Inzero Gallery next door to Stella e Luna.
Inzero reflects his life long attraction to the shore and its surroundings in his work. The movement and serenity in Inzero's work conveys the gratitude and bounty expressed by the ocean environment. Inzero is constantly inspired by the connection he feels to the people around him, which allows for a unique opportunity to express energy and emotions in a way that ultimately will always begin and end at the horizon; the horizon in which he feels represents the meeting place for the highs and lows of life.
I come to the ‘canvas’ free of preconceptions and open to possibilities. Delineation and likeness are not so much the aim as a resolution, a distillation of shape, color and mark into a whole of an experience that has resonance. I am most often lost in the process of painting, struggling to find a way out and feeling very much a beginner until that moment of clarity.