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Jim Hallenbeck


Raleigh, NC
919.787.1264 (home) 919.917.3394 (cell)

Jim Hallenbeck grew up in Catskill, NY. After majoring in Fine Arts at SUNY Plattsburgh, he transferred to Florida International University of Miami where he earned a BS in Art Education in 1979. Hallenbeck was hired by IBM in September 1979 in Boca Raton, FL and transferred to Raleigh, NC in 1999. He retired as a Vice President from IBM in September 2014 and worked at Lenovo through January 2015. Through the years during his IBM career, Hallenbeck continued to paint as time allowed. Beginning February 2015, he devoted himself to his artistic journey full time. Since then, Jim has completed over 140 paintings in his favorite medium oil. He has been juried into 25 juried shows including the 2018 American Impressionists Society’s annual exhibition (painting: Duggars Creek Linville Falls, NC) and has won 6 awards. Jim is a creative member of 311 Gallery at studio 5 in downtown Raleigh.

Hallenbeck’s art has largely been of landscapes, cityscapes, and, at times, the people captured in these scenes. His approach in painting is to represent each subject realistically, while at the same time to accentuate its bright colors and details. He finds his approach to painting to be one of deep introspection complete with a wide range of emotions – inner peace, happiness, honesty, and truth. In turn, he hopes to communicate something to the viewer, to trigger an emotion, or to spark a memory that resonates on a very unique personal level.