JIM BATES will be the featured artist at the BAA Art Center through April. The Art Center will be OPEN for April, and will have a virtual show on this Site, Facebook ( (20+) Bakersfield Art Association | Facebook ) and Instagram pages.
Jim Bates is a native Californian, educated in the Central Valley and retired here.
After retiring, he became a member of the BAA approximately 15 years ago. He has always enjoyed traveling and pen and ink drawing. His show, “Europe in Ink” is a reflection of his work drawn from travels throughout Europe. He has drawn in ink since he was in college and it has always had a special draw for him. He paints for a while but almost always comes back to drawing in ink. He really enjoys this medium.
“I enjoy the challenge of representing these majestic and historical locations in black and white,” Jim says. Some are well known and others are person-al locations that he has had the privilege of witnessing and hopefully his drawings capture the historical nature of these locations.
Each drawing has a special meaning to him and he hopes that you enjoy these images as much as he enjoyed drawing them.