Jim Flahaven is a Maine-based painter. He holds an MFA in Drawing and Painting from Ohio State University. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States and Canada. He has over 25 years of college-level teaching experience. He is the creator of Drawingforum.net, an online resource for college and high school drawing instructors. When not painting or teaching, he is an excellent gardener, a mediocre fisherman, and an enthusiastic Monarch butterfly rancher. He lives in South Portland with his wife and daughter.