"James Todd is a considerable talent. His artistic touch provided the finishing element to a 27,000-square-foot, $5 million project. All the architectural elements were there, but Jim's talent created the warm, welcoming atmosphere that our public responds to. His work conveys -- with textures, feeling and thought -- far more than it conveys just color.

"His work ethic is on par with his considerable talent. He's responsive and conscientious. He's not a painter -- he's an artist who contributes as much with his heart as with his hands. Pickwick & Frolic could have easily ended up as just some interesting walls, but because of Jim's contribution, it is visceral and a genuine statement of sincerity in color and treatment."

-- Nick Kostis
Owner of Pickwick & Frolic


"The murals and reliefs have been met with tremendous awe and pleasure by not only the students, but others that come through the library. The mayor has asked me to come do a presentation about them at the city council meeting. In addition to everyone's appreciation of the murals, it still gives me a "frisson" of delight each time I see them and show them to someone new.

"I was so lucky to discover Jim when searching for Cleveland muralists on the web. I thought he might be able to make some recommendations. I never imagined that someone with so much talent would consider doing work for a small library in the suburbs. The proposals were professional, really imaginative, and added the touch of class to our vestibule and especially to the Teen Crossings area, whose blank white walls were crying out for something spectacular. I am hoping to work with Jim and John again in the future."

-- Laura Leonard
Director, Twinsburg Public Library


"Jim Todd is a talented artist. He had several creative designs and also willingly worked with our ideas. Jim has a great eye for color and pays attention to detail on walls, ceilings and woodwork. We are very pleased with his special touch he gave to our new home. We will continue to recommend Jim Todd to any new or existing Home Owner."

-- Dale and Lisa Liccardi
Homeowners in Brecksville


"It was a pleasure working with you. Your talents on this feature showed. What an excellent job you did in all fazes of the scenic work on this show. Without you and your best friend Bill it would have been a very difficult stand-by for me and I thank you for being there. I look forward to working with you someday in the future."

-- Bill K. Hoyt
Scenic Artist - Spiderman 3


"Many thanks, Jim, for your artistry -- such a gift! We feel honored to have your work in our house ."

-- Felice and Christopher Pierce
Homeowners in Shaker Heights


"We are very pleased with Jim's artistry and hard work."

-- Rita and Gene Zayac
Homeowners in Parma Heights


"Wonderful work; always satisfied."

-- Bob Morris, Jr.
Homeowner in Westlake



Homeowner's Resource Guide. April 2005, pp. 16-25. Full text of article.


Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, North by Northeast section. Sept. 9, 2001, p. 4. Text.


Homeowner's Resource Guide. October 2004, pp. 41. Text.


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