In Focus Podcast

Episode 93  

Jim, who was our guest sixty podcasts ago, remains and continues to refine his status as an Artist Provocateur…


Welcome painter, tattoo artist, editorial cartoonist, and all-around consummate artist Jim Charette to In-Focus Podcast Number 93. Did I mention Artist Provocateur? Jim was also our guest sixty podcasts ago on Episode 33.

Jim lives with his family in Fall River, Massachusetts, and works out of his home studio. He attended the venerable Swain School in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

He’s done graphics for several local screen printers as a graphic designer, worked at the Fall River Herald News, and was a freelance humorous cartoonist/illustrator. Jim was also an award-winning accordionist in his youth!

He produced a public access TV show called Radio Ether for one year that featured all of his original music and video work. Charette’s paintings have been in numerous group shows and he’s also had a number of solo shows in the United States and abroad.

Listen in on the conversation as The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier delves more into Jim’s life, work, and future ambitions. This episode was recorded with Zoom post-pandemic in 2021.

With the twists and turns, and ups and downs of the Covid Pandemic, we will continue to record via Zoom rather than in our studio at the Spectrum Marketing Group in Howland Place. Zoom accommodates our guests’ schedules and allows them to remain in the safety and 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!


Jim Charette
Fall River, Massachusetts 


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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