Jim Woodson Named State Artist

The Texas Commission on the Arts appointed local artist, TCU alum and former professor of painting, the 2013 state (two-dimensional) artist. Jim Woodson, whose career as a professional painter spans five decades, draws inspiration from the high deserts of the Southwest, mostly Texas and New Mexico. This Waco native enlivens canvas with broad, expressive brushstrokes that fuse photographic reality with transient memory.

In honor of Woodson’s distinction, the artist’s painting Lost Mine Trail (with Dim Tracers) will be displayed at The Modern throughout the summer months. – Sonya Cisneros Curry