Welcome to a special presentation of Jim DeWitt’s artwork, inspired by the historic 34th America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay. In 2012, Jim was named the Artist-in-Residence at the Golden Gate Yacht Club, host of the America's Cup in San Francisco. The unprecedented action and drama of the 34th America's Cup is captured in Jim's signature style, recognizable details surrounded by spirited and colorful abstractions.
Three collections--AC 34 Silver, Gold and Platinum--are offered here, based on events starting in 2012, and then the finals in the summer of 2013. In addition, Jim has done many paintings inspired by his own racing career on San Francisco Bay. These are part of the Sailing Collection. Giclee prints and originals are available in the online galleries linked above.
In the words of J. Russell Jinishian, former Director of Mystic Maritime Museum, "Jim DeWitt's work is distinctive even among today's inventive marine artists. It combines a unique personal vision and the very characteristics that make him one of the nation's most successful yacht racers - tremendous vitality, thirst for action, sensitivity to balance, commitment to harmony, and unequaled understanding of the equipment used to go to fast over it - with a highly developed sense of color, design and proportion reflecting years of dedication to the craft of painting.
“Rarely has an artist been able to distill the essence of modern yacht racing and translate it in to two dimensions with such a powerful contemporary feeling."