Born in Hamilton, Montana, Lamb studied at the Art Center College of Design of Los Angeles and has 15 years experience as a professional freelance illustrator. He has been making his living as a professional artist for over 40 years. His work has been commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution, the National Football League, the White House, and U.S. Postal Service, as well as numerous leading motion picture studios and national corporations. Jim is a member of the prestigious Northwest Rendezvous Group of artists, the California Art Club, and has been an ongoing exhibitor in the annual Laguna Pleinair Invitational Plein Painting Exhibition in Laguna Beach, CA. His plein air landscapes have been collected throughout the United States since 1991. Jim lives in Sammamish, WA with his wife, Cathy, who is also a fine artist.