Immigrants to this country brought with them a variety of Old World decorative techniques, creating beautiful and functional items for their new homes. From German quilts to Scandinavian decorative paintings to English appliqué, the New World became a new stage for centuries of artistic tradition. The energy, the opportunity and the character of this new land put its own stamp these traditions.
Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of artistic parents who instilled in him a love of the traditional values expressed in American folk art. Drawing his inspiration from these traditions, Jim has perfected his unmistakable “Heartcrafted” style.