|Jim Goshorn, Sculptor & Artist
Jim has been interested in all of the arts from a very early age. Originally from Memphis,
Tennessee, he attended Auburn University in Alabama where he pursued a degree in
Fine Art. Later, at Rhodes University, in Memphis, he studied sculpture under Lawrence
Anthony and painting under Dolph Smith. Although he always kept a hand in creative
pursuits, he didn’t begin full-time work in the arts and sculpting until 2002 after his two
daughters were grown.
The figures of elongated women that make up a large portion of Jim’s work are derived
from the women he remembers in childhood including his mother, aunts and their
friends. Other subject matter includes birds, wildlife and fantasy figures. In addition,
custom pieces can be created for indoor or outdoor installation including gardens and
fountains. The symbol "G," created with melted metal, is Jim's authentic signature
Jim and his wife Jennie, also an artist, enjoy working with children (and adults) sharing
their love for the visual arts, literature and music. They live and work in the Honeycomb
area of Grant, Alabama, just north of Lake Guntersville.
The artist’s work can be found in many galleries throughout the southeast including;
Loretta Goodwin, Birmingham, Alabama; Bennett Galleries, Nashville, Tennessee
Visits to Jim’s studio in Grant, Alabama are welcome. Please call 256-571-0375 to
arrange a time.
Care of your sculpture:
Most sculptures are constructed of 18 gauge steel sheet on a base of soap stone which
is bored to take the mounting bolts. The nuts are tightened from the bottom. The piece
has been coated with 5 coats of clear satin enamel.
The work can be installed outdoors – many people enjoy the oxidation that occurs on
outdoor work. Undesired rust can be removed with a wire brush or wheel, wiping away
any residue and applying several coats of Penetrol over the area. Periodic cleaning
and applications of Penetrol will keep your piece of work looking new for many years of
Plaster pieces will last indefinitely indoors. Plaster pieces are not outdoors friendly.