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Master Artist Workshop – Jim McVicker
Monday, April 4, 2016 - Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Cost: $400 CAC Members/$450 Non-Members
Location: Pasadena Area (Plein Air)
Time: April 4-6, 2016; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
RSVP: Contact the CAC at 626.583.9009.
In town for the 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Jim McVicker will be giving a three-day workshop in the Pasadena area. Participants will work on location for three days. Students will be notified the location in advance of workshop.
Jim McVicker, upon seeing 19th century French landscapes at the age of twenty-one, had an awakening to art. The beauty and sensitivity he saw in those works changed his perception of the world. McVicker started studying art history, painted copies of French Impressionist landscapes and enrolled in life drawing and painting classes at Chaffey Community College. In 1975, he decided to become a full-time painter.
He moved from Ontario, California where he was raised to Northern California, looking for and finding a quieter, more rural lifestyle. He met and worked with several very accomplished artists, painting landscapes on location daily, or painting in the studio always working directly from the still-life set up or models. He learned from direct observation of nature, by looking at and studying great art from the past and working alongside more developed artists. In 1984, McVicker met his wife and fellow artist, Terry. Today, they live in Loleta, California, a small rural town just south of Eureka, where he continues to paint daily, following his passion for painting from life, trying to capture the light, atmosphere, space, and the mysterious beauty all around us.
Jim McVicker is a Signature Artist Member of the California Art Club and was the winner of the Gold Medal for Best Painting at the 104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition.
For more information about McVicker and his artwork, visit his website.
Image: Jim McVicker, Fishing Boats Afternoon Sun, Oil on linen on panel 9″ x 12″