Jimmy Craig Womble, II Works

Jimmy Craig Womble, II

STATEMENT

I am an oil painter living on the coast of North Carolina. I paint that which has usually been overlooked by many as old, run down, or without value. Abandoned houses, old barns, rusty vehicles, and the detritus of a once thriving farming and fishing region find their way into many of my works. They tell a story of the south that I could never put into words. The rust and decay is a physical reminder of the passage of time, and speaks of those who have struggled to make a life in this part of the country.

But I have my own selfish reasons as well for painting what I do. I find a certain beauty in the peeling paint and rust of forgotten things. The light falling over these old objects and places has an intensity and sparkle that is endlessly fascinating to me. There will always be new things, but how long will I continue to be able to paint those reminders of what used to be? Both man and nature conspire against them, so I hoard their images in pads and on canvas.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (solo showing *)

2015 *Jimmy Craig Womble / recent work, Adam Cave Fine Art, Raleigh, NC
2015 *Down East Light, Paintings by Jimmy Craig Womble II, Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC.
2014 Southern City, Paintings of Raleigh, Adam Cave Fine Art, Raleigh, NC.
2014 A View Down East, 6 Artists, Carteret Contemporary Art, Morehead City, NC.
2013 *Flotsam: new paintings by Jimmy Craig Womble, Adam Cave Fine Art, Raleigh, NC
2012 *New Work, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC.
2011 *Journeys Close and Far, New Work, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC.
2011 Julyan Davis & Jimmy Craig Womble II, Carteret Contemporary Art, Morehead City, NC.
2011 Relocations, Green Hill Center, Greensboro, NC.
2009 Jimmy Craig Womble & Rodney Moser, Carteret Contemporary Art, Morehead City, NC.
2009 *From the Coast to Canada, New Work, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC.
2009 Green Hill Center 30th Annual Juried Winter Show, Greensboro, NC.
2008 *New Work, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC.
2007 *From Beaufort to Beaufort, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC.
2007 Marlene Loznicka, Jimmy Craig Womble, Carteret Contemporary Art, Morehead City, NC.
2006 The Farm Show, Mim’s Gallery, NC Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC.
2006 Tenth Anniversary, Mim’s Gallery, NC Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC.
2005 New Work, Gallery C, Raleigh,NC.
2005 48th Annual National Juried Art Exhibit, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC.
2004 *New Paintings: Old Locales, Mims Gallery, NC Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC.
2004 *Oil Paintings - Jimmy Craig Womble II, Farmville Community Arts Council, Farmville, NC.
2004 26th Annual Raleigh Fine Arts Society Artist’s Exhibition, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC. Juried by Jeff Fleming
2003 46th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC. Juried by Jack Early.
2003 9th Annual Juried Exhibition, Fine Arts League of Cary, Cary, NC. Juried by Charles Joyner and Lope Max Diaz.
2003 25th Annual Raleigh Fine Arts Society Artists Exhibition, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC. Juried by Cheryl Brutvan.
2003 *July Artist of the Month, Via Cappuccino, Rocky Mount, NC.
2003 Two New Jims, Artmasters Gallery, Rocky Mount, NC.
2002 *August Artist of the Month, Via Cappuccino, Rocky Mount, NC.
1999 *Coming Home, Nash County Arts Council, Nashville, NC.
1998 *Country Life, Deluxe Cafe, Wilmington, NC.
1997 *Images of the Subconscious, Rover View Coffee House, Chattanooga, TN
1997 Artsravaganza Nationa Juried Art Exhibition, Chattanooga, TN
1995 *Cup-A-Joe, Raleigh, NC. First show.


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Duke Cancer Center, Durham, NC.
Hospice of Wake County, Raleigh, NC.
NC State University, Raleigh, NC.
City of Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount, NC.
Goodwill Foundation, Inc., Raleigh, NC.


AWARDS AND HONORS

First Place, 2012 Beaufort Sister Cities Mural Competition, Beaufort, NC.
Painting juried into Art of the Auction 2012. North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
First Place, 2006 Beaufort Sister Cities Mural Competition, Beaufort, NC.
Recipient NC Regional Artists Grant, 2006.
Second Place. Painting. 46th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC. Juried by Jack Early, 2003.
Rocky Mount City Purchase Award. 46th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC. 2003.
Third Place. 25th Annual Raleigh Fine Arts Society Artists Exhibition, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC. Juried By Cheryl Brutvan. 2003. EDUCATION School of Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, B.A. Environmental Design, Cum Laude, 1995.