Jim Mayne Freeheart began his artistic career during a life-altering journey to Europe and the Canary Islands in 1974. He had an apprenticeship there under renowned Spanish Painter, Joan Pares. His passion and success as a professional artist took off at once.
He has been painting Cape Cod landscapes since 1975. Having grown up in Cotuit, among his favorite places for painting are his hometown as well as Osterville, Hyannis Port, and Chatham. Jim has also lived and painted extensively around Colorado, California, and Hawaii and has traveled and painted around the world.
In 1993, Jim chose to legally add Freeheart to his family name in honor of his true passion for living life in just such a way.
Freeheart has a special gift for capturing families, couples, and children on the beach, and is often commissioned to send visitors home with an artistic touchstone to precious memories. He has a strong commitment to inspire children to explore their creative potential and is often found in the local schools and on beaches teaching art and sharing life lessons through storytelling and puppetry.