Artist’s Statement

One day, I woke to discover even elephants can paint. Vowing not to be outdone by these artful creatures, I took up the cause. My subjects are not serious, unless you think Monty Python is serious. Humor tends to weasel its way in, despite stern resistance on my part.

I dream and work for the day when real experts will deem my skill sets as high art, worthy of the painting pachyderms. I would also like to someday be celebrated as the “Father of Brief and Somewhat Less Pretentious Artist’s Statements.”

Caveat emptor.


Jim Jolly is a local musician, song writer, and artist. He played guitar in local bands for many years. Jim began painting in 2004. Working from his home in Little Rock, his medium is primarily oil and acrylic on canvas. For details on sizes and availability of paintings, contact Jim at eljimmybob@sbcglobal.net.