Jim Rothnie

Artist Statement

In my paintings I try to capture the beauty or intrigue of a scene with loosely stroked oil paint.  I strive for a realistic representation, but the use of a large brush and free hand leads the painting far from photo-realism and toward impressionism or even abstraction.  I am happy with a painting if it represents the beauty of the scene when viewed from a distance, but presents an interestingly complex jumble of rich oil paint strokes when viewed up close.


I spent my working life as a computer scientist, but for thirty-five years I devoted many a happy weekend or vacation hour to being a hobby painter.  Since retiring I have divided my time between coastal South Carolina and the Monadnock region of New Hampshire.  In both places I have enjoyed painting landscapes, portraits and interior scenes.  Doing landscapes in these two beautiful but very different environments has been especially fun and rewarding.

Contact Information

Studio Address:
142 Dublin Rd
Jaffrey, NH 03452

142 Dublin Rd.
Jaffrey, NH 03452

Telephone: 603-532-7822

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