Life, man, is a gas…

Lou Rawls

Paint, Paint, Paint

Jim Vickery
Me and my truck 2017 40″ x 30″ oil and graphite on Arches oil paper

I worked in construction and related fields, public and private, for 30 years before retirement, often as a union shop steward.  I was on the Board of Tradeswomen, Inc for many years. I did the photography and much of the production for the Tradeswomen Calendar of women on the job site. 

I have done various non-profit and social justice volunteer and advocacy work all my life.

I have been painting and making art all my life.  I went to Music and Art High School in New York (in music).  I graduated from City College of the City University of New York with a BA in painting.  I have participated in the art community in various ways, including taking a wide variety of classes and workshops.  I show my work here and there. I continue to be a social activist.

I have traveled to Cuba, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, and North American countries and cities.

I use photography as a reference for most of my work. I am still trying to figure out how people fit themselves into our life on this planet, and the images that I want to paint are of the struggle for human identity, for myself and for community.