Jim Laurier is a native of New England, growing up in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut from 1974-1978 and was on the Dean's List all four years. He has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration since graduating with honors from that school.
A long time aviation enthusiast and pilot, one of his favorite subjects is aircraft. He has flown a variety of fixed wing and rotor aircraft, including piston powered and jet powered fighter aircraft. His experience flying different types of aircraft is extremely rare amongst aviation artists and has given him a unique ability to create some of the most realistic and historically accurate aviation paintings seen today.
Jim's paintings have received major awards from numerous juried art shows and organizations and his work can be found in museums, air Bases, and government buildings around the world, including the Pentagon, The Naval Air Museum, The Marine Historical Museum, and the Air Force Academy. Jim is a Fellow member of the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) and the Air Force Art program.