Throughout January participants get access to 27 downloadable videos from 27 featured artists. I’m proud to be one of those artists, called “JumpStarters.” See for yourself:

cjs-logo-2017-500-nobackgroundI’m excited to announce that I’ll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2017 by Nathalie Kalbach, for the 6th time. CJS, is a one-of-a-kind online event to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2017. You will learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters.


Get 27 videos for just $40USD if you sign up before November 30th, (11:59 pm (EST), 2016. Afterwards it will be 45USD until December 31st, 2016 before it returns to its normal sale price of 50USD.


Jimmy Leslie has always been an artist (walls in his childhood bedroom and desks at school). After receiving his MFA from the New York Academy of Art, Jimmy spent 15 years as a college art professor until 2009 when he became the Resident Artist for Winsor & Newton and Liquitex Artist Materials where he gets to play with a lot of paint and Direct The Fine Art Collective education program. Along with John Viggiano, Jimmy is also the co-Director of the Collective Art Tank of Asbury Park which is underwritten by Winsor & Newton and Liquitex.


Jimmy is New Jersey born and bred and his paintings have been exhibited throughout New Jersey, as well as New York, Oregon, Texas, Nebraska, Idaho, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Illinois and New Hampshire.


In an effort to continually push boundaries and experiment, Jimmy works with diverse modes of expression in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media collage. His work has most recently been seen at the inaugural exhibit of the Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall on the campus of Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ., Studio 7, Bernardsville, NJ, the North Charleston City Gallery, South Carolina, Salon Concrete, Red Bank, NJ, the Collective Art Tank of Asbury Park and in spring 2015 at the Currier Museum Art Center, Manchester NH.