In Focus Podcast

Episode 108 

He is a Cape Codder living in self-imposed exile in Mid-Coast Maine…


Welcome, James Murdock to In-Focus Podcast Number 108. Jim is a Swain Graduate and primarily a sculptor.

He is a Cape Codder living in self-imposed exile in Mid-Coast Maine. As he says, “I came here to learn wooden boat building after receiving a BFA from the Swain School of Design in sculpture.”

His talent and love of making “all sorts of things” is evident. According to Jim, “when I produce Art it is always in pursuit of an intriguing form or situation that gives me bliss.

He returned to my Swain roots working in metal and, “searching for that pleasing line.” His recent work, however, is an exquisite series of small oils on linen.

Jim talks with The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier, and reveals more of his life, art, and the challenges of being an expatriated Cape Codder. This episode was recorded with Zoom “post-pandemic” in 2022.

We offer the option to our guests of recording their podcasts in our studio at the Spectrum Marketing Group in Howland Place or via Zoom following Covid protocol and depending on the current circumstances of the pandemic.

We all hope that there will be an end in sight for the COVID-19 Pandemic. Until then, we will continue to podcast remotely, assisted by Zoom, to accommodate our guests’ schedules and to allow them to remain in the comfort of their homes.

The whole concept of The Artists Index and the journey we are on is are still in the making and very organic. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!


James L. Murdock


Two Fox Farm Drive
PO Box 163
Thomaston, Maine 04962


This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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