JIM McVICKER

"Approaching Storm"
"Approaching Storm"

Oil on canvas panel, 14" x 18"

"Blue Sky, Lake"
"Blue Sky, Lake"

Oil on canvas panel, 16" x 12"

"Buff Beauties"
"Buff Beauties"

Oil on canvas panel, 16" x 12"

SOLD "Dogwood"
SOLD "Dogwood"

Oil on canvas panel, 24" x 18"

"Garden Morning"
"Garden Morning"

Oil on canvas panel, 11" x 14"

"Garden Roses"
"Garden Roses"

Oil on canvas panel, 20" x 24"

"Lake Fog"
"Lake Fog"

Oil on canvas, 30" x 36"

"Lake Sunset"
"Lake Sunset"

Oil on canvas panel, 20" x 24"

"Morning Light"
"Morning Light"

Oil on canvas panel, 16" x 20"

"Palms and Sea"
"Palms and Sea"

Oil on canvas panel, 9" x 12"

"Palms and Sunlight"
"Palms and Sunlight"

Oil on canvas panel, 18" x 24"

"Red Amaryllis"
"Red Amaryllis"

Oil on canvas, 40" x 30"

"Setting Sun"
"Setting Sun"

Oil on canvas, 24" x 30"

"Storm Clouds"
"Storm Clouds"

Oil on canvas panel, 12" x 16"

"Summer Sunset"
"Summer Sunset"

Oil on canvas panel, 16" x 20"

"A.M"
"A.M"

Oil on panel, 9" x 12"

"Backlit Boats"
"Backlit Boats"

Oil on panel, 16" x 20"

"Sunlight, Dubois Park"
"Sunlight, Dubois Park"

Oil on panel, 14" x 18"

"Grey Skies, River Bend Park"
"Grey Skies, River Bend Park"

Oil on panel, 16" x 20"

"Garden Roses, Light and Shadow"
"Garden Roses, Light and Shadow"

Oil on panel, 8" x 16"

"Redwood Creek"
"Redwood Creek"

Oil on panel, 9" x 12"

"Daffodils and Camellias"
"Daffodils and Camellias"

Oil on linen, 20" x 16"

"Sunflowers and Wicker Chair"
"Sunflowers and Wicker Chair"

Oil on linen, 20" x 18"

"The Lake, Sunny Morning"
"The Lake, Sunny Morning"

Oil on linen, 18" x 24"

SOLD "White Amaryllis"
SOLD "White Amaryllis"

Oil on linen, 30" x 24"

"Daffodils and Rhododendrons"
"Daffodils and Rhododendrons"

Oil on linen, 36" x 24"

"Begonias and Apples"
"Begonias and Apples"

Oil on linen, 30" x 36"

"Nasturtiums and Roses"
"Nasturtiums and Roses"

Oil on panel, 24" x 18"

"Tending the Garden"
"Tending the Garden"

Oil on linen, 30" x 40"

"Garden, Morning Sun"
"Garden, Morning Sun"

Oil on canvas, 24" x 30"

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

At the age of 21, upon seeing nineteenth century French landscape paintings, Jim McVicker had an awakening to art. The beauty and sensitivity he saw in those works changed his perception of the world. Influenced by the French Impressionists – particularly Monet, Pissarro, and Sisley – he created his first plein air painting in 1973.

 

After attending art classes at Chaffey Community College in Southern California, in 1975 – at 24 years old – McVicker decided to become a full time painter. He moved from Ontario, California, where he was born and raised, in order to start a fresh life as a painter. He ultimately settled in Humboldt County, drawn there by the beauty of northern California, the art community, and the chance to live a quieter, rural life.

 

With the exception of a couple adventures elsewhere, McVicker has remained in Humboldt since 1977 and it is where his education and growth as a painter flourished. There were several accomplished artists in the area that he met through a life-drawing group. Three of them, Curtis Otto, James Moore and George Van Hook, became close friends as well as mentors. Working so closely with these talented artists, in combination with direct observation of nature and studying historical and contemporary art, was the way in which he learned to see.

 

In 1984, McVicker met his wife and fellow artist, Terry. Terry has been another major influence in his development as an artist, a constant partner and companion that broadens his vision and pushes his work. Painting from life, in both a studio on his property and outdoors, he oeuvre contains landscapes, still lifes and figure paintings. He paintings capture the light, atmosphere, space, and mysterious beauty all around us.