Jim Salvati was born in 1975 and has spent his entire life in Southern California. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he currently teaches. Along with his fine art career, Salvati works in the film industry as a Visual Concept Designer and Cinematic Artist and is in a select group of painters for Disney Fine Art. He’s responsible for many of the finished paintings in the Harry Potter film series. His collectors include Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Fox Pictures and Radio City Music Hall. In 2017, Salvati was selected for Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist, for which he received an honorable mention.