Jim McVicker was 21 when he was awakened to the world of art. The beauty and sensitivity he saw in his first nineteenth century French landscapes changed his perspective of the world. He started studying art history, and painted copies of French impressionist landscapes. It was then that he enrolled in life drawing and painting classes at Chaffey Community College, within three years he decided to become a full time painter.
McVicker then moved from Ontario, California, where he was raised to the northern part of the state and settled in Eureka, California. He was drawn there by the beauty, the art community, and the chance to live a quieter life. Here, he worked with several accomplished artists, painting landscapes every day on location, or painting in the studio. In 1984 he met his wife, Terry Oates and today they are settled in Loleta, California.
A selection of awards, publications and distinctions for Jim include: 2013 Recent Landscape Paintings, Solo Exhibition, Sewell Gallery Fine Art, Eureka, California; 2011 Jim McVicker, George Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, California; 2011 Seascapes, Paintings and Watercolors, Humboldt State University, First Street Gallery, Eureka, California; and 2009 “A Way of Seeing” Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, California.
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