Jim Bortz has a cut a rugged trail to this point in his career as a painter. A sportsman at heart, Jim’s hard-won experiences introduces a level of authenticity to his work not often found in the wildlife art world. The believability of Jim’s paintings is built squarely on a foundation of solid draftsmanship….a skill developed through years of filling sketchbooks. This skill translates to a pleasing level of accuracy in the bold impressionistic painting style. An avid fly fisherman, Jim is quickly becoming known as one of the countries top trout artists.