An award-winning freelance artist based on Long Island, Jim Sabiston began his visual arts career as a painter, but with the advent of the digital camera, he left painting behind and committed himself to the art of photography. An experimenter by nature, Jim Sabiston is constantly exploring variations in subject, technique and style. As such, his work does not lend itself to easy categorization. With a style rooted in minimalistic realism, his style and subjects are almost infinitely varied. Building on an original artistic foundation as a painter and an intimate study of photographic giants such as Stieglitz and Steichen, along with painters such as Andrew Wyeth and Winslow Homer, Jim Sabiston’s current work executes a marriage of photography and painting mediums into highly unique, print oriented series sets that play to the strengths of both mediums. Recent work has been oriented towards East End and Long Island subjects in his growing ‘Island’ series and ‘Water Spirits’, a unique study of natural forms, structure and light. Jim’s work has received awards from National Geographic Explorer magazine, the Adirondack Mountain Club, the Islip Arts Council, the Sayville Chamber of Commerce, the Westhampton Beach Chamber of Commerce, Gallery North, East End Arts, the Art League of Long Island and the Huntington Arts Council. His work has been published in various books, magazines, and is part of many private collections.