Life Inspired Art




Hello, my name is Jim Stilwell, and welcome to my online

inspirational art gallery.

You may have deliberately chosen to visit this sight or your  random search for art has brought you here. Either way, please enjoy the tour. My goal is to evoke your spirit.

​We are all on a journey. We are all hero's; every man, woman and child  are faced with challenges everyday, whether it is tending to our life and family, heading off to work or school or just the act of surviving in this world.

A few years ago, I had an amazing experience during a vision quest that changed the way I live my life and view others around me. Many of these images evolved from my experiences and others are articulated from fellow journeyers.

​I  create images in hope of inspiring others.


Along with my personal art I am also involved in many exciting field projects. Currently, I am  a volunteer resident artist at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC. Here, I teach a class to Veterans called Story Art, and have created  The Veterans' Mural Project involving Veterans in painting several murals depicting images of courage and service.

I enjoy working on collaborations with others, helping them bring their ideas to life.

 To learn more about me and my artist's journey, please visit Local Hearted for a podcast interview. This blog has many fine artist's stories as well that will be of interest to all creative people. 


A Quick Tour



What have I been working on lately? 

Veterans' Mural Project


What is it like working with Veterans?

Collaborate with and Artist


Got an idea for an image and need to an artist to bring it to life?

Workshops and Classes


Are you interested in workshops or classes?

Your Home Illustrated


Whould you like a pencil illustration of your home?

Cartoons & Stuff


What's so funny?


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