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"PAINTING THE BOTANICAL GARDENS" by Jim McVicker

"PAINTING THE BOTANICAL GARDENS" by Jim McVicker

"Painting the Botanical Gardens" by Jim McVicker is a framed 12x16 oil on linen panel. This Incredible painting of the Botanical Gardens is Valued at $1800! But if you're lucky and quick, it could be yours for $900!

Artist's Notes: I have lived in Humboldt County since 1977 and have worked as a full time artist since 1975. I paint the landscape of Humboldt as well as traveling to paint many areas around the country. I work directly from life painting plein air and in my studio from still life set up and portraits. 

1.1st place in the plein air category of the Art Renewal Center      International Salon Competition also two honorable mentions in the plein air category and an honorable mention in the still life category, 2017. Also Honorable Mention in the Plein Air Category 2019 

2. Artist Choice Award Maui Plein Air Invitational  2018 Best Composition, 3. 3.Best West Coast Artist, Best New Artist to Easton, Easton Plein Air Festival,  Easton Maryland, July 2017.

4. 2016 Best in Show, Laguna Beach 18th Plein Air Invitational,Also in 2019 The Jean Stern Distinctive Merit Legacy Award, Spirit of Laguna Award and The Irvine Museum Award

5. 2015 First Place, Plein Air Magazine Salon Competition $15,000 award plus cover story, September 2015 issue 

6. 2015 Gold Medal for Best Painting 104th Gold Medal Exhibition, California Art Club

7. 2014 Best in Show, Laguna Beach 16th Plein Air Invitational 

8. 2014 2nd Place, Plein Air Magazine Salon Competition 

9. 2014 Franz Bischoff Award for Best Still Life  103rd Gold Medal Exhibition, California Art Club

10. 2014 Southwest Art Magazine Award of Excellence  103rd Gold Medal Exhibition, California Art Club

11. 2014, 2015, and 2016 Finalist, Art Renewal Center International Salon Competition

12. 2013 3rd Place, Plein Air Magazine Salon Competition