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Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of artistic parents. They instilled in Jim a love of the traditional imagery of American folk art. His grandmother was a master quilter who taught him an appreciation for the patience and skill required to bring intricate designs to life. Jim drew inspiration from these roots and feels that "there's an innocence, a purity in the designs found in early American art, particularly in quilts."
In 2001 Jim created "Heartwood Creek," the line of folk-art inspired accessories that has brought him world-wide fame. Since then Jim has perfected his unique style, combining elements of folk art with a vibrant color pallet applied to traditional themes. Taking designs derived from quilting, rosemaling, appliqué and flat perspective folk art, Jim creates an authentic new work of art rooted in a shared heritage dating back generations. "I can't imagine myself ever tiring of this," Jim says of his distinctive combination of themes and motifs, "I create multiple designs within each new piece, a combination of basic structure and elements that keep the eye and mind moving. It creates an energy that keeps me inspired."
We are pleased to offer a wide variety of Jim's collections and individual designs, including his most popular Christmas and Disney figurines.
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