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Jim Fitzpatrick

Jim Fitzpatrick Artwork andPhotography

South San Francisco, CA

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Jim Fitzpatrick, United States

I"m a self taught artist and photographer who was selected by Art Tour International as one of the Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art for 2014, 2015 and 2016!

Over the years I've held a wide variety of jobs and experiences. Shortly after high school, while attending SF State in 1978, I became the photographer for the professional wrestling promotion which regularly held events at the Cow Palace by San Francisco. Shortly after that I started training to skate professional Roller Derby which was one of my passions. Originally I was hired in 1978 to work on the track crew which set up the large, portable banked track they skated on. In 1980 I became a professional skater for the World Champion San Francisco Bay Bombers and skated in some amazing places like the Cow Palace and as far away as Buenos Aires, Argentina and Tokyo Japan. During my skating days I also worked part time at a health club as a fitness instructor and even worked for a house painter. I then became certified in shiatsu massage after shoulder injuries ended my skating career. Still wanting to be involved with Roller Derby I became a referee. In 1987 I performed Roller Derby stunt skating in an MTV music video for McAuley Schenker Group for the song, "Love Is Not A Game". I then went to work for Dakin, Inc., a famous toy company, in their mailroom and later advanced into their traffic department where I held two different positions over the next couple of years. I then became a police clerk and later a police service technician. Then I became a fire inspector and was also a reserve cop for a short while. Later, when the inspector job was eliminated due to budget cuts I became a fire fighter. For a while I was the Acting Deputy Fire Marshal. Over the years I've performed magic and entered several stage competitions and my son and I took 2nd place one year. I also performed a number of pay jobs as a clown magician, a serious magician, a strolling magician and a magical Santa Claus. After getting hurt at work during a fire I went through years of physical therapy and treatments to become more mobile. Not just one thing helped me by itself but a combination of working out, watching my posture and diet, Myofascial Release treatments, Prolotherapy Injections and staying active helped give me a life again! I've been interviewed about it on TV and in newspaper articles. I hope I can inspire others who live with chronic pain to not give up!

In recent years I helped bring old school, pro Roller Derby and my old team, the SF Bay Bombers back. Currently I'm the team's coach and GM, one of our league's trainers, the Northern California Rep and also one of the executive producers for our TV shows. I guess that's one reason why I like to draw when I get a chance. It's my way of relaxing, unless the drawing I'm working on is going bad. lol

I've also published 3 photo books. My first, "Roller Derby Classics...and more!" deals with the history of the sport and also my involvement in it. My second book was a children's book, "I Have a Chin! A Japanese Chin" about our family's pet dog. My third book was "When I Shot Good and Bad Guys (who wrestled at the Cow Palace". It contains some photos I took during that brief period of time I worked for the wrestling promotion.

In 2011 I met NFL Hall Of Fame legend Dick Butkus and gotten on board with his Butkus Foundation's "I Play Clean" campaign to end steroid abuse among young athletes. For more info and to take the "I Play Clean" pledge visit www.iplayclean.org

I've held two art exhibitions so far. One was held in 2011 at the LC Gallery located in the Westfield Mall in downtown San Francisco. One of my works on display that day was of Senator Leland Yee. Senator Yee made an appearance during my exhibiton. In March of 2012 I held my second at ManCave Memorabilia in San Mateo, CA. For that exhibition I displayed some of my works of famed boxer Mike Tyson. The timing couldn't have been any better since he was on hand making a special appearance. My family and I were granted a private meeting with him at which time I presented him with a pastel drawing I had done of him and his family.

In March of 2013 I was one of several artists featured in the ebook "Best of Activism in Art - I" by Sarah S. Vati.

On June 10th National Geographic editors published one of my photos as "our favorite photos" in their Daily Dozen Share!

I was selected by Art Tour International Magazine as one of the artists to be featured in their 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of "ATIM'S TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART!" Selection was done by their panel of art critics, gallery directors and interior designers from Italy, Canada and the USA! In early 2015 I was interviewed by Viviana Puello of Art Tour International Magazine, via Italy, for a "Art 2 Heart" video episode and I was also included in Art Tour International's most recent advertisement campaign!

On April 30, 2016 I made my debut in Gold Rush Pro Wrestling as Mr. Goldsworth the butler for pro wrestler Alexander G. Bernard!

I'm married and have two children. Joey is 24 and Vanessa is 18. We also have two Japanese Chin dogs, Meme and Liebchen!

Please note- all these images belong to me and all copyright laws apply.

Below are links to my other sites....

www.facebook.com/JimFitzpatrickArtworkAndPhotography
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5858784/
https://plus.google.com/b/108739234053695304512/108739234053695304512/posts

 

Stood Alone on the Mountain Top by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

And The Time Will Be Our Time by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Pro Wrestler Jungle Boy Ready to Lock Up by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Baby Patas Monkey on Guard by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Would You Know My Name If I Saw You in Heaven? by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

3 Male Mandrills by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Eli Wallach as Tuco in The Good the Bad and the Ugly at Sunset by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Crossing the Train Tracks II by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Dao, Thai Beauty, Artist and Model by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Sledge Applying a Leglock by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

When I Recall by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Liz Taylor Wearing a Scarf by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Lions Roar II by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Turbulence IV by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mustached Monkey Emperor Tamarin III by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Red Hair and Freckled Beauty Version II by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Adult Male Mandrills selective coloring version by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Freckle Face Close Up III color version by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Pro Wrestler Chris Masters Planning His Move by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

From Beyond III by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Something to find only the in the Haight Ashbury by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Pro Wrestler Pentagon Jr In His Hideout by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Elderly Vietnamese Woman Wearing a Conical Hat Altered Version by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

APW Universal Heavyweight Wrestling Champion Jeff Cobb by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

What Will Become of the Man In Between III altered version by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Connected by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Portrait of an Elderly Chimp IV by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Lucy Liu Freckled Beauty by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

There's Always Tomorrow For Dreams to Come True by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Collision by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Closeup of a Baby Patas Monkey by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Professional Wrestler Flyin Lion Marcus Lewis by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Pro Wrestler Chris Masters Planning His Move by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Portrait of a Big Cat III by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Portrait of Wrestling Champion Kimo by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Muhammad Ali on Hating by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Elderly Chimp Studying Her Hand II by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Oozing III by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Beautiful and Sexy Actress Jeananne Goossen IV Altered Version by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

The Pre-Fight Staredown by Pro Wrestler Sledge by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Hulk Hogan at the End of the Day by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Opposing Forces Meeting by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Hippopotamus Bursting out of the Water by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Beautiful Vietnamese Bride by the Pagoda at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Keeping Watch Over His Prey by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

A Family of Gorillas Relaxing on a Warm Summer Afternoon by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

The Vietnam War by Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Portrait of Pro Wrestler Synn Eyeing His Next Victim by Jim Fitzpatrick