- M.F.A., Drawing & Painting, Ohio State University
- B.F.A., Drawing & Painting, University of North Texas
Jim Flahaven received his BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas, and his MFA in Drawing and Painting from Ohio State University. His work often straddles the line between disciplines, and he is equally at home working in oils, acrylics, collage, and all drawing media. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States and Canada. In the Portland area his work can frequently be seen at Saccarappa Gallery. He is the creator of Drawingforum.net, a website devoted to theories and ideas for drawing instructors.