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Jim Gola

Jim Gola - Artist

Woodland, WA

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Born in Philadelphia in the late thirties, Jim Gola grew up heavily influenced by art and the cultural atmosphere contained in this bustling city. The city of brotherly love￿ is still a thriving east coast art market that comprises some of the oldest art schools and galleries in America.
Jim admits to spending numerous hours at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art as a youngster. Admiring much of the work of America's past masters such as Inness, Moran, Chase, Homer and Bierstadt, among others. He then started to generate his lifelong love of oil painting.

Moving to Oregon in the early sixties, while free lancing in art, Jim was introduced to the field of architecture. Upon receiving commissions to render black and white and colored drawings (artist￿s renditions) of various architectural projects in the Portland, Oregon area, he soon found himself not only rendering such projects, but assisting in the design of them as well.

For the past forty years, building design has been the primary mode of securing a living for Gola in the Pacific Northwest. Most professional designers are involved in other forms of artistic and graphic based pursuits. Jim is no exception. Along with a daily emphasis on architecture, Gola continued his interest in most other forms of graphic art, but sadly, due to the time constraints of his job, this was in mind only.

At age 15, Jim was more than an avid admirer of the late great American landscape artist George Inness whose originals could be seen in many public and private Philadelphia galleries and locations. If there is an artist Jim would like to emulate, it is George Inness with his lavishly illuminated landscapes containing strong and brilliant color. Hopefully, looking at Jim￿s latest works, one can sense just a bit of his long since departed master, George Inness.

 

La Center WA Circa 1915 by Jim Gola

 

Lucia Falls in July by Jim Gola

 

Woodland Waterway by Jim Gola

 

Hillside Run-Off by Jim Gola

 

Desert Wash by Jim Gola

 

Cannon Beach Evening by Jim Gola

 

After The Storm September by Jim Gola

 

An Overcast Day #2 by Jim Gola

 

Refuge - Early Morning by Jim Gola

 

A Quiet Place by Jim Gola

 

Lakeside Sunset by Jim Gola

 

Breaking Clouds by Jim Gola

 

Cannon Beach by Jim Gola

 

Lagoon at Sunset by Jim Gola

 

Orchard Sundown by Jim Gola

 

Celestial #6 by Jim Gola

 

Celestial #7 by Jim Gola

 

Beacon Rock Columbia Gorge by Jim Gola

 

Central Oregon by Jim Gola

 

Park Refuge by Jim Gola

 

October by Jim Gola

 

Red Dawn Ridgefield Refuge by Jim Gola

 

Night Fishing by Jim Gola

 

Lucia Falls - Summer by Jim Gola

 

Celestial Place #9 by Jim Gola

 

Celestial Place #8 by Jim Gola

 

Celestial Place #6 by Jim Gola

 

Celestial Place #3 by Jim Gola

 

Celestial Place #2 by Jim Gola

 

Celestial Place by Jim Gola

 

Yellow Moon by Jim Gola

 

Woodland Bottoms in April by Jim Gola

 

Walking with my Farley by Jim Gola

 

The Refuge in July by Jim Gola

 

The Path Less Trod by Jim Gola

 

The Olympics by Jim Gola

 

Storm Brewing over the Refuge by Jim Gola

 

Lewis River Lagoon by Jim Gola

 

Storm Brewing in Donegal by Jim Gola

 

Woodland Bottoms by Jim Gola

 

Near Woodland by Jim Gola

 

Time and Old Friends by Jim Gola

 

The Tetons 05 by Jim Gola

 

Ridgefield Farm by Jim Gola

 

Cup Pipe and Glasses by Jim Gola

 

Old News by Jim Gola

 

Daily Bread #3 by Jim Gola

 

The Silver Cup by Jim Gola