Life, man, is a gas…Lou Rawls
Paint, Paint, PaintJim Vickery
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.