Florida Artists Group

  Area IV Member

  Jim Swallow — Photographic Artist

  Jim Swallow
Tulips On the Table
22 x 28
  Jim Swallow
Golden Tree Number 24
32 x 40
 Jim Swallow
Willow Leaf Fig
24 x 24
  jim swallow
Sunflower Number 9
32 x 32
FLAG Positions Served:
Web Master 2011- 2013

  Jim's Bio

Jim has been a photographic artist who has captured images of the landscape and the people that surround his world since 1972. He is married to Digital Artist and Florida Professional Photographers Artist of the year Cheryl Anne Day .
Jim and Cheryl created a photography society in the Bay area called the Photographic Art Society to encourage other photographers in their quest for artistic excellence. They meet monthly to share creative images and learn new Artistic techniques. It has been their goal to help others enrich their experience in photography through education and inspiration.

After receiving a degree in photography from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 1982 he joined Wilco Studio in Hollywood Florida and helped make Wilco Studios one of the top studios in South Florida. He then moved to Saint Petersburg in 2002 and became part of the Packinghouse Gallery and Photography Studio. The Gallery was one of only a few Photographic Art Galleries in the state.

Artists Statement - The Gold Collection

This new body of work was formed out of a desire to create images that have a unique shimmering quality to them. A watercolorist who was also working on ways to make her work shine inspired my technique. After months of experimentation I have found the formula that shows my work in a whole new light.

My primary subjects are trees, plants and flowers. The things made from God, cherished by Mother Nature and brought forth in shimmering light. My emphasis is on the natural form. The combination of pigment ink over the iridescent gold alters each image uniquely. Because each one of my limited edition images is hand created they are truly a one of a kind work of art.

What I love about this body of work is that it has re-ignited my passion for photography through its warm and iridescent gold quality.


 Exhibitions and Awards:
1974                        First Place in Southern New York Photography Competition
1980                       Honorable Mention, High School Photography Contest
1982                        Professional Photographers of America Annual Exhibition
1983 - 1984            Art Institute Alumni Show
1985- 1995             Art Festivals throughout South Florida
1992 -2002            Wilco Studio Art Gallery Exhibits
1996                         Hollywood Public Library Gallery Show
1997 -2002             Florida Professional Photographers Annual Exhibition of Photography
2002 - 2005           The Packinghouse Gallery
2006 -2008            The Photographic Art Society Exhibitions at Don Vista Cultural Arts Center
2008 -  2014           Present - Summit Executive Center Art Gallery Exhibits
2009                        St. Petersburg Public Library Exhibit
2011                         FLAG show at Cornell Museum Delray Florida,  Third Place
2011                         FLAG Area IV Show, The Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL
2011                         FLAG show, Maitland Art Center
2012                         FLAG Show, Ringling School of Art and Design
2012, 2013              FLAG Area IV Show, The Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL
2012                         Photographic Art Society Show, The Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL
2012                         FLAG Area IV Show, Octagon Gallery, Palm Harbor, FL
2012                        Two Person Show with wife and artist Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow, Octagon Gallery
2013                        FLAG Show at LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts
2013                        5th Ave Gallery, All Florida Show, Melbourne, FL
2013                        Stowe Fall Festival of Arts, Stowe, Vermont
2013                        Ocala Festival of Arts, Ocala, FL
2013                        Featured Artist, Summit Executive Building Art Gallery
2014                        Boca Museum Festival of Art, Boca Raton, FL
2014                        Mount Dora Festival of Art, Mount Dora, FL, Award of Distinction, Best in Category
2014                        ArtiGras Festival of Art, Jupiter, FL
2014                        TECO Public Art Gallery, Solo Exhibit, Tampa, FL
2014-2015             Spain Restaurant and Toma Bar, Solo Exhibit
2014-2015             Brighthouse Cable Network, Corporate Office, Solo Exhibit

Kendall Camera Club Monthly Exhibit 1997
Boynton Beach Camera Club Monthy Competition 1998
Professional Photographers Guild of Florida 1999
Boyd Hill Nature Contest 2010-2012
Saint Petersburg Waterfront Parks Centennial Celebration Photography Contest

Exhibition Curator:

2002 - 2005           The Packinghouse Gallery - 8+ shows a year, various artists
2006 - 2009           Suntan Art Center Exhibitions for the Photographic Art Society
2009 - 2014           The Photographic Art Society Exhibitions at ICOT Business Park
2011 -  2012            The Beach Art Center Exhibition for FLAG and Photographic Art Society
2012                        The Octagon Gallery in Clearwater December Exhibition
2014                        The Saint Petersburg Opera’s Art Gallery Inaugural Exhibition