Jim Pittman was born in Wakefield, Virginia. He has a B.A. degree in Art History from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He taught art and founded the art departments for two high schools in Tidewater Virginia. He continued his education with summer studies in Italy, Spain and watercolor workshops on the coast of Maine. A traditional watercolorist for many years, and then a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon inspired him to work with more color and texture. He is now working in acrylic on canvas.  

     His colors are those of the Southwest: yellows, reds, oranges, and the earth colors. He is currently working on a canyon series, one of which was acquired by the Denver Art Museum for their permanent collection of Contemporary Art. Pittman is a signature member of the Rocky Mountain National Watercolor Society, and the National Watercolor Society. He has served on the jury for NWS. He divides his time between Boulder, Colorado and coastal Virginia.




College of William and Mary
B.A. Degree, Art History, 1958

Virginia Commonwealth University
Education Certificate, 1965

Old Dominion University
Art in Italy, Summer Program, 1972
Art in Spain, Summer Program, l973





Best of Watercolor 2, 1997
Best of Watercolor: Color, 1997
Best of Watercolor: Texture, 1997





Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
Juried Biennial, 1988, 1992

Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Southern Watercolor Society

Deland Museum, Deland, FL
Southern Watercolor, 1995

Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
Rocky Mountain National,
Awards; 1994, 1996, 1997

National Watercolor Society
Awards; 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002

American Watercolor Society 
Juried Exhibition, 2002

Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, CO, 2004, 2005



Brazos Gallery, Taos, NM, 2006



Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL

Land of Color and Enchantment, 2008


Blink Gallery, Boulder, CO, 2006 -- 2008



Mary Martin Gallery, SC, 2009, 2010



Art+Soul Gallery, Boulder, CO, 2011 -- 2015




The Charles and Jeanette White Collection of Western Art
"Colors of the Southwest" Exhibit
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Pueblo, Colorado
June 6 - September 27, 2015

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Permanent Collection, 2003

Ethyl Corporation

Carpenter Collection

Mobius Venture Capital

Neil Diamond

Charles and Jeanette White
Southwest Art Collection

SAS, Cary, NC


Sam Zell Family Collection





Atrium Art Gallery
61 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ph# 843.973.3300



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Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Ph# 505.989.3888





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