Jimi Mckee - stop A
66 Orchard Point Rd, Orillia / Tel: (705) 325-1518
Artists Website: jimi-mckee.format.com
GPS: N 44° 36.079 - W 79° 22.419
GPS Decimal (Google) 44.601333, -79.373659
James Alexander (Jimi) McKee has been involved in the art field since 1959. He is always “learning by doing” in all fields of art and mechanics. He has rebuilt dozens of antique launches and sports cars over the years. All of these require an artistic hand. McKee has been in pin stripe detailing and fine art restorer for his complete life. Luckily his 1890 gallery is off the beaten path so that he can make noise in working on his many projects. The world is creeping in on him so that this is probably his last year in this area. Besides humorous illustrations, McKee creates outside machine age sculptures which involves reworking and adding to pieces of the past with an explosion of colour in the finished product. Each year he recreates himself. This year will be no different. Currently McKee is exploring paint pouring with acrylic using a new concept of mixing it with silicone and creating back drops for art projects (see attached photo). You will find his gallery is a great deal of fun with hundreds of unique pieces of art. Pick a day when you have some extra time as his gallery will take a minimum of 20 minutes.