James Eric Hastings was born and raised in Dallas Texas. When Jim was 18 he moved to Johannesburg, South Africa as a full time missionary, and lived there for the next 2 years. Upon returning to the United States he attended the Kansas City Art Institute, where he earned a BFA in Drawing and Painting. Several years later in 2007, Jim earned a MA in Art Education from the University of North Texas. Currently, Jim keeps up a busy schedule of illustrating, showing artwork, and teaching. He lives in East Dallas with his wife and 5 kids.
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