My watercolor prints and note cards capture the beauty and splendor of Ohio
OhioArtwork.com was created to offer art that captures the beauty and splendor of Ohio. Jim Siemer was first inspired by the beauty of Middle Bass Island up on Lake Erie to begin painting watercolors. Jim founded OhioArtwork.com in 2006. Jim believes that Ohio is the most beautiful state in the United States and he desires to capture its splendor through his watercolors. Jim has been creating Ohio watercolors for over 30 years.
Jim is a graduate of Bishop Ready High School in Columbus, Ohio where he was inspired by art teacher Sister Marie Miller to appreciate the wonders of art. Jim graduated from Ohio University and attended Columbus College of Design and Maryland College of Art and Design. Jim has taken several watercolor classes in Ohio, Maryland and Virginia.
Jim was a board member of Ohio Citizens for the Arts and was the merchandise manager for 200Columbus in 2012 which celebrated the bicentennial of Columbus, Ohio. Jim created art celebrating the Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie (2013). He created a poster celebrating the Sesquicentennial l (2011) of the Ohio Statehouse and has created the official art for the 1996 National Cherry Blossom Festival, the 1997 official parade designs for President Clinton’s Second Inauguration, the 2000 holiday card for the Ohio State Representatives, the 2003 Taste of DC official poster design, official designs for the 2004 America Celebrates the Greatest Generation Word War II Memorial opening, The Paris on the Potomac official art for the Washington Convention and Tourism Corporation, the 2005 poster art for the 100 Anniversary of Lake Erie Miller’s Ferry and the 2009,2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 cover art for the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club Year Book.