Jack was born in Chicago and discovered art at a very early age. He spent a lot of time at The Chicago Art Institute, studying the masters. He was fifteen when his family moved to Colorado Where he discovered the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and their surroundings. His love for the mountains, aspen trees, wildlife, and the western lifestyle is evident in his paintings. Jack has become well known for his realistic style of painting. His family traveled by train when he was young, and he developed a fondness for trains and later in his career he decided to include them in his artwork. He has been a professional, self-taught Artist for over thirty years, and says he loves it as much today as when he first started.