Jim Heck works primarily in watercolor, graphite, and pen and ink. He has recently shown work at the Prairie Art Exhibition in Sterling and the Kansas State Fair Professional Art Exhibit where he was the 2018 recipient of the Barbara Pierce Memorial Award.
Heck has a BA in Art Education from Southwestern College in Winfield and studied graphic communication and illustration at the Kansas City Art Institute.
He spent 27 years at The Hutchinson News doing news graphics, page design and illustration. He is currently a graphic designer for Luminous Neon Inc.