Profile: Jim McVicker
Morning Shadows Trinidad State Beach 24 x 36" Oil on Linen
"I only hope to keep painting,
and hopefully never settle into a comfort zone,
so that I keep pushing myself for a greater understanding, full of surprise, wonder at nature and beauty, and doing the best work I can."
Jim McVicker recently (March 2014) won the Southwest Art Award of Excellence AND The Franz Bischoff Award for Best Still Life at the California Art Club 103rd Gold Medal Juried Exhibition. He has shown nationally and throughout California. His work has been featured in Art & Antiques, Art of California, American Artist magazine, in the book, The Artist and the American Landscape and in the documentary, Jim McVicker- A Way of Seeing, created by Peter Granrud and John Crater (see below).
Enjoy these excerpts from our recent interview with Jim for our Voices of Experience feature:
At what point in your life did you know that you wanted to be an artist? Did you receive positive encouragement from your family?
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