The oldest of nine children, Jim Holehouse was born in the town of Coshocton, Ohio. Although interested in fine arts from a young age, he decided to pursue an education in engineering, and later attended the University of Cincinnati. Eventually, he began an endless fascination with tropical destinations, the sea, and surrounding architecture. He began working in the watercolor medium, attempting to capture the vivid color, emotion, and spontaneity of the tropics.
And all who are familiar with Jim’s work will attest that he has indeed captured that feeling in nearly thirty years of original works.