LPAPA Signature Artist Jim McVicker made his first on location, plein air, painting in 1973. His influences then were the French Impressionist, mostly Monet, Pissarro and Sisley. At the time Jim was working full time and attending art classes at Chaffey Community College in Southern California. Jim believes in painting from life, outdoors and in the studio. He paints a lot of still life and figure painting when not working outdoors. McVicker received the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational “Best in Show” award in 2014 and 2016.