I’m a multidisciplinary artist from Baltimore, Maryland. I make tiny dioramas with paper, wood and ink drawings. I also publish several Web comics and I do stop-motion animation.

I have a B.A. in music composition from Washington College, a certificate in computer programming, and a graduate certificate in information technology from Johns Hopkins University. I’ve been teaching Web design and WordPress at the Community College of Baltimore County and MICA since 2006.

My work has been exhibited across the USA, in Europe and in the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. My art has been featured on many websites, including This is Colossal, Beautiful Decay and The Order of the Good Death.

My art is for sale, my services for hire, and I do commissions. Write to me at jim.doran@gmail.com.

Selected Exhibits & Such







  • Johns Hopkins National Arts Program
  • Sweet ‘Art, Area 405 Baltimore, MD
  • Maryland Arts Council grant for works on paper
  • artMRKT, San Francisco, CA
  • From the Outside at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington D.C.
  • THE HAPPENING, Skylight Gallery, New York City, August
  • Dia de Los Muertos, Milagro, Baltimore, MD
  • Sketchbook, School33, Baltimore, MD
  • Scope, Miami Beach, FL


  • “Great Villians of Gotham” & “FROM SPAWN TO SAGA: Image Comics at 22,” One-Shot Gallery at St. Mark’s Comics, NYC Spring/Summer
  • Winter Group Art Exhibit, Jacksonville, MD
  • The Happening, NYC
  • Jordan Faye Contemporary Small Wonders & Spectaculars Baltimore, MD


  • At Home Group Exhibition, The Park School, Baltimore MD
  • Diorama-rama, Baltimore, MD
  • Ebb & Flow, ArtScape Baltimore, MD
  • Points of Departure, New Mexico State University, NM
  • Death Salon, Mütter Museum, PA


  • DIORAMA-RAMA DEUX, Baltimore, MD
  • Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington D.C.
  • Shape, Line, Color: St. Paul School, Baltimore, MD
  • Life Soundtrack: Prince and Bowie, A visual response to musical loss. Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington D.C.


  • Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington D.C.
  • Repurposed on Purpose, Fleckenstein Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • The Great Mystery Show, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD


Usually, I have spoons and dioramas for sale here. I just migrated Web hosts, and I’m still setting this site up.

Please check back soon – it won’t be long!

Thank you!