"I've always been an artist. As a child, I would always be sketching and drawing cartoons. Even while serving overseas during World War II, I would spend my spare time creating cartoons for the mess hall. I produced a weekly comic strip focusing on the lighter side of war that was later published into a book. Upon my return to Canada, I worked as a commercial artist for various publishing, advertising and sales companies. I also enjoyed creating political cartoons for the local newspapers. In my free time, I liked to paint and sketch. Now that I am retired, I continue to work in watercolour, acrylic, graphite and ink." Jim Manley
Jim grew up in Cobourg, Ontario, and went overseas in 1941. Upon his return, he trained as a commercial artist and worked in the art department of advertising and sales companies in Hamilton and Kitchener, Ontario. He worked for 25 years as the Art Director of Davis and Henderson in Waterloo, Ontario. In 1989, he relocated to British Columbia and moved to Gibsons in 1991. He is a talented artist, and his years of experience and training, are demonstrated in the quality of his paintings, sketches and cartoons.