Jim Postier began his career as a medical illustrator, working for thirteen years at the Mayo Clinic, making anatomical and surgical drawings for doctors. After his first book, Goose Moon, was released, he began working from his home studio on a variety of children’s book and medical projects. He has also illustrated Best Little Wingman and most recently Turtle Girl.
Postier now resides in Kasson, Minnesota, and especially enjoys drawing and painting things in nature like animals, trees, seashells and old bones. While working on medical drawings, Jim is often assisted by Norman, his skeleton model. His children sometimes pose as models for his children’s book and Christmas cards illustrations.
The Jim Postier art in the Mazza Museum is an oil on canvas from Turtle Girl titled “Girl Protecting Turtle’s Eggs.”