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Jim Kuhn

Profile Updated: October 10, 2011
Residing In: Stanley, VA

Known as Happy the Artist.
• Style Weekly readers voted Happy the Artist; “Richmond’s Most Talented Artist.”
• Richmond Magazine readers chose Happy the Artist to paint Governor Jim Gilmore.
• May Lilly Lee; the host of Virginia Currents at WCVE produced an award winning documentary on Happy the Artist that is aired quarterly.
• Happy is featured in Greater Richmond: Region on the Rise. Author Steve Clark says, "Richmond's beauty … goes much deeper than what one sees on the surface”.
• Southern Living Magazine; a division of Time Warner Inc. wrote an article on Happy and his murals.
• McDonald's chose Happy to be their spokesperson for a Mid-Atlantic marketing campaign because of his broad market appeal and popularity.
• Southern Living Presents, a division of Ted Turner Studios produced a documentary on Happy the Artist.
• Anchor Charles Fishburn for CBS news said that, “Happy the Artist is "Richmond's Michelangelo.”
• Richmond Magazine wrote two separate stories chronicling Happy’s commissions.
• Happy painted healing murals at The Medical College of Virginia. Former patients approach him and thank him for creating so much beauty during their stay.
• Happy opened an art gallery on West Main Street in Richmond, Virginia. Reporters from CBS and NBC covered the grand opening along with Roy Proctor, the Arts and Entertainment editor for the Richmond Times Dispatch
• NBC reporter Minnie Roh, covered a story on Happy at his gallery on Main Street.
• Restaurateur, Jimmy Sneed commissioned Happy to paint murals on several occasions at his popular restaurant, “The Frog and the Redneck.”
• Esquire Magazine wrote an article on the “Frog and the Redneck.” It stated that, ‘There’s good jazz, a languorous bar, neon artwork, and hilarious caricatures of the two owners by an artist who, like Michelangelo and Dali, prefers to go by one name—Happy
• Fine Cooking Magazine wrote a story on ‘The Frog and the Redneck” and Happy was interviewed for the murals he painted.
• Richmond Biz Sense published Happy's 2010 New Years Resolutions.
• Happy created the artwork for Ukrop's, first website.
• The authors of “Weird Virginia” wrote a story about Happy for their book. Millions of copies have been sold through Amazon.com.
• Happy donated his Happee Mobile to the Virginia Kidney Foundation. They auctioned it off to benefit the donor program.
• Happy has been commissioned to paint his signature murals for 100's of clients at countless schools, churches, hospitals, restaurants, theme parks, daycare centers, banks, advertising agencies, real estate agencies, homeless shelters, colleges, wineries, retail establishments, state fairs, doctors offices, fitness centers, and private homes all over the country.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:05 AM
Happy with train
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:05 AM
at Reunion Dinner, Sept. 17, 2011, with Ron Morgan