Jim Otrembiak is an American  self -taught artist , a  Chicago born twin.  He received a bachelor degree at  Loyola University.

He attended  art classes under Juliet Rago in 1975.  In 1983, upon moving to Cincinnati , he joined an art co-op of 10 artists on Fourth Street called Merchant Gallery.   This group financed its own openings every month with member artists.  He was a member from 1983- 1985.  During this time  Jim  was accepted as an active member of the Cincinnat Art Club . 

His studio, Studio 224  opened at Pendleton Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, in February 2002- present and hosts open house last Friday of every month with other artist members.

  His style reflects a modern impression of landscapes, still life, and abstract forms.   Favorite subjects include water scenes, leaves , gardens, and fountains.  

 A typical observer will comment that his paintings remind them so much of familiar places, tranquil and quiet .

 Ordinary scenes are interpreted with new life and dimension, calm and warmth, with his brushes and paint.