Jim Hayward was born in Lamar, MO. He spent 6 years right out of college as a Fashion Illustrator. He spent the next thirty-five years as a graphic designer including nearly a decade working for the Mobile Press Register. Jim Hayward feels his early careers have had a profound impact on his life and helped define his art.
In 2007 Jim turned to his Fine Art as a full-time career. He has dedicated his life to exploring art as a means of understanding the world. After a period of travel he has returned to his longtime home of Mobile, Al where he currently resides and creates.