South side of Chicago native watercolor artist Jim Doody specializes in
blues guitar folk art, hand painted custom Fender guitars and Harley
Davidson Motorcycles
. Jim paints his blues music-inspired art with his
ears, as well as with his eyes and hands. Like a twelve-bar blues song,
Jim’s compositions are simple, yet detailed, colorful, expressive, direct
and to the point. And every time you experience them, you discover
something new.

What draws you in are the vivid colors. Vibrant. Unpredictable. Expressive.
Colors creating their own energy, depth, mood, and sense of motion. The
exaggerated perspective gives each piece a unique dimension. And the
attention to detail captures the character, authenticity and integrity of
each visionary musician and their instrument. The stark white
backgrounds symbolize the purity and originality of their sound.

In addition to his originals and giclee reproductions, Jim has painted
guitars for the Fender Custom Shop in Corona, California. Two of these
custom hand-painted guitars are now owned by Blues legend
Buddy Guy.
Jim’s studio is in Costa Mesa, California.

February, 2007
"When I draw and paint my subjects, I think of how these mostly untrained
musicians could take the same instrument, like the guitar or harmonica,
and make them sound so different. Their songs range from
overwhelmingly melancholy to downright comical, often in the same line.
A life lesson in every bar. Like when B.B. King said "Nobody loves me but
my mother…but she could be jivin’ too!" It might be a "Mean Old’ World,"  
but through their music, we’ll always have something to smile about."

Albert Collins/Blue - Albert King - B.B. King/Purple - Billy Gibbons  
Bob Marley
- Buddy Guy - Duane Allman - Dizzy Gillespie - Earl Hooker  
Earl King - Eric Clapton - Gatemouth Brown- Hound Dog Taylor
Jerry Garcia
- Jimi Hendrix - Johnny Winter - Lightnin Hopkins  
Luther Allison - B.B. King/Checkers - Muddy Waters - Ornette Coleman  
Otis Rush - Albert Collins-a - Robbie Robertson - Slash - Statesboro Blues
- Stevie Ray Vaughn - Taj Mahal - Texas Theater - Bass - Crued  
Drums -  Musicians - Sax - "Dude!" - Acrylic Dude

Screamin' Eagle Harley - Purple Flame - Gold Flame - Patriot Fat boy