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Jim Ott

Crockett, CA
Phone: (510) 787-1345

I was born in Concord, California on August 28, 1940. I’ve lived in
the Bay Area all my life -- mainly in San Pablo, Pinole, Pleasant Hill and, since 1986, in Crockett. After attending high school at De Anza in El Sobrante, I served a 3 ½-year stint in the U.S. Army then worked in the trucking industry for 31 years.

When I retired from trucking 16 yrs ago, I began repairing and improving houses for various realtors. In addition, I spent a lot of time doing what I enjoyed most – designing and building decks, fences and, mainly, custom gates and doors from redwood.

Finally, after my second retirement, and not touching a brush or pencil in over 36 years, I returned to my artwork. I secured a space for an art studio in Emeryville and joined the Pinole Artisans. Through the group, I’ve been fortunate to meet other artists and begin exhibiting my art at various shows.

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