Baker Beach
Jim McVicker


Fishing Boats
Jim McVicker



A Redwood Coast Plein Air Painting Workshop
with Jim McVicker

Nationally Recognized Award Winning Artist
Visit Jim McVicker's web site

August 18 - 20, 2017
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am to 4:00pm

At the age of 21, upon seeing nineteenth century French landscape paintings, I had an awakening to art. The beauty and sensitivity I saw in those works changed my perception of the world.

I started studying art history, painted copies of French impressionist landscapes and enrolled in life drawing and painting classes at Chaffey Community College. In 1975 I decided to become a full time painter. I was 24 years old.

I moved from Ontario, California, where I was raised, to the northern part of the state. After a year I settled in Eureka, California. I was drawn there by the beauty, the art community, and the chance to live a quieter more rural life.

I met and worked with several very accomplished artists, painting landscapes everyday on location, or painting in the studio always working directly from the still-life set up or models. I learned from direct observation of nature, by looking at and studying great art from the past and working alongside artists more developed than myself.

In 1984 I met my wife and fellow artist, Terry. We live a wonderful quiet life in Loleta, California, a small rural town just south of Eureka. We have studios on our property and I continue to paint daily, following my passion for painting from life, trying to capture the light, atmosphere, space, and the mysterious beauty all around us.

This workshop is hosted by the Redwood Art Association
Class size limited to 15

Workshop Fee: $425 for current RAA members / $475 for non-members

Workshop fee includes a box lunch each day. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

You may pay your workshop fee and reserve your place in this special Jim McVicker workshop with a credit card or your PayPal account. It is fast, easy and secure.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is filled. If you would like to be on a waiting list, should there be a cancellation, please email Claudia Lima.

Please Select Appropriate Workshop Fee

You may also pay your workshop fee by sending a check for the full amount payable to the RAA to:

Redwood Art Association
603 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Your workshop group will first meet at 9:00 on Friday, August 18 at the RAA Gallery and proceed from there.

List of Painting Supplies for the Workshop as a PDF

If you have questions, would like more information or to specify your box lunch dietary requests, please email Claudia Lima.

Cancellation Refunds: Full refund of workshop fees will be made if you cancel your participation in the workshop 30 days or more before the start of the workshop. A 50% refund of fees will be made if you cancel within 7 to 30 days before start of the workshop. No refund will be made if you cancel within 7 days of start of the workshop, or if you do not show up or if you leave the workshop early for any reason.

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