Jim Kopp was born in Ohio and raised in both Pennsylvania and Florida. He eventually moved 22 years ago with his wife to Casper, Wyoming. After his mother died in 1999, he picked up a paintbrush and has been pushing paint and making mixed media objects ever since. Genuinely self-taught, Jim uses whatever materials he finds or whatever shows up at his doorstep. Jim also plays Jazz vibraphone and drumset. When he’s not painting or gigging, Jim spends his time with his wife and two children, ages 15 and 13.