Jimmie R. Tabor of rural Clay County is River City Art Association’s January Artist of the Month at the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Tabor grew up in Brazil, Indiana, and attended Indiana State University, studying under department head, Elmer Porter. He was also influenced by local artist Roy Muncie, a talented sign painter who was a great mentor and teacher. Jimmie’s career included 35 years with Sherwin-Williams, working with color blending on a daily basis.
He has worked in several mediums, but has come to love watercolor because of the pleasant surprises as the paints/colors change while drying. His work primarily involves nature (birds, flowers, animals), landscapes, and some portraits.
Jimmie’s work has been shown at the Swope Art Museum, The Gallery at Clabber Girl Museum, Indiana Wildlife Artists exhibitions, Covered Bridge Art Association Gallery in Rockville (best of show award), Rose-Hulman shows and several smaller Wabash Valley galleries.
Jimmie also is a member of Wabash Valley Art Guild and Indiana Wildlife Artists. He now resides in Center Point, Indiana, with his wife Suzanne and their golden retriever, Sandy.