Jim Dugan lives in Rockland, Maine, and works as a commercial photographer, graphic designer, teacher and Licensed Maine Guide. In 1991, he was awarded a Carina House residency on Monhegan Island.
I am a painter. I borrow views to paint in other people’s cottages, homes and treasured places when they are away. My Borrowed Views project began in 1990. My Monhegan residency in 1991 was an extended, private time to study one location in depth. That extraordinary opportunity propelled the idea of Borrowed Views into a sustained project that continues to this day. In 2004 it generated a book on my life borrowing views and my process as an artist.
I received a BFA in 1980 from the Maine College of Art and an MFA in 1982 from Tyler in Rome and Philadelphia. I attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1989 and in 2004 had a one person show at the Farnsworth Museum. An extended version of my education, exhibition history and upcoming events is listed on my web site along with many images of my paintings.
The book web site is www.borrowedviewspress.com