Jim Hansel, one of America’s premier wildlife, nature and landscape artists, is an artist with a twist. At age 6, Jim was diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition called Stargardts.
This eye condition has left him legally blind. In spite of his limited vision, he pursued his passion for painting with the use of low vision devices and has become one of the most collected artists in the United States and Canada. As a result of his partial loss of vision, Jim hopes to serve as an inspiration to the American spirit in overcoming his disability and pursuing his passion for art. With images in nature, wildlife and Americana, Jim shows versatility and love of his subjects.
Home Of The Brave - This painting was created as a tribute to military, law-enforcement and firefighters. It’s a combination of God, Country and family all rolled up into one. Check out the American flag in the sky which represents the blanket of freedom which flies over all of us.
Land Of The Free - this painting was created as a companion piece to Home Of The Brave. It’s unique perspective gives the viewer and aerial view of the Stars and Stripes.