Welcome, art lovers, curiosity seekers and all persons of good taste and culture. I'm Jim Zaleski and I'm the "Artiste," and host of this website. Whether you're here by invitation or by happenstance, I hope you enjoy what you find. This website is important to me. It's been a life time in the making and a long time coming, but I'm finally bringing my past and my present together to fashion an artistic future I would never have imagined a scant three years ago. How I got here, and why I'm here are reasonable questions and will be answered in my Art Blog (when it launches in a few days). In the meantime, the short answer involves a lifetime of creative thought, two bouts in the octagon with the grim reaper, and a desire to "be" something I have always wanted to be. 


Sound interesting? Good, because by a strange twist of fate, I get to restart part of my life and answer the ubiquitous question, 'what do I want to be when I grow up'. By all measures, this ought to be an interesting adventure. So, woo hoo, hang on and follow along! I'll do my best to make it worth your while.