Jim McFarland
Victoria visual artist

Jim McFarland

 

Jim McFarland AFCA  SCA
 
 

 

Jim was born and raised in Penticton BC and now lives in Victoria. His art education consisted of courses from the Victoria College of Art, and from other artists. He is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artist. His paintings are in private and corporate collections in Canada and the USA.

Jim paints his larger works in the studio but very much enjoys painting on site, en plein air, where he can capture the ever changing but real colours and light of the world around him. You may often see him on the beach, a hill side, or a farmer’s field, painting.

 

Current gallery representation

The Avens Gallery - Canmore Alberta

Gallery 88 Arts- Vancouver BC

Village Gallery - Sidney BC

 

Solos Shows

-2016 Trounce Alley Gallery

-2015 Eclectic Gallery - Oak Bay

- 2011 Morris Gallery - Victoria

- 2010 Morris Gallery - Victoria

- 2009 Goward House - Saanich

- 2009 Morris Gallery - Victoria

- 2009 Old School House Art Centre - Qualicum Beach

Prior to 2009 Jim has held solo shows at the Eclectic Gallery in Oak Bay, the Lighthouse Gallery in Victoria , the Laroche Fine Art Gallery in Sidney and twice at the Old School House Art Centre in Qualicum Beach.

 

Group shows

- 2017 Vancouver Federation of Artist  Medal Show

- 2017 Nanaimo Federation of Artist Show

- 2017  Victoria Federation of Artist  Show

- 2017 The Sidney Fine Art Show

- 2017 The Peninsula Art League Show  Gig harbor Washington 

2017 North wind Arts Show Paint the Peninsula  Port Townsend Washington

- 2017 The Sooke Fine Art Show

- 2017 Village Gallery featured artist June show

- 2017  TOSH 150 show at Qualicum

- 2017 South Delta show

-2017  Village Gallery featured artist March show - Sidney 

-2017 Village Gallery featured artis January -  February show - Sidney

- 2016 Federation of Canadian  Fall Show ( Jury) 

-2016 Village Gallery featured show - Sidney

- 2016 Federation of Canadian Artist Signature Metal Show

-  2016 Sidney Fine Art Show

- 2016 Port Townsend Washington - Expression of the Northwest - Juried show

- 2016 Sooke Fine Art show- Juried

- 2016 Federation of Canadian Artist  75 Anniversity show  Victoria

-2016 Federation of Canadian Artist Nanaimo show

-2016 South Delta  Oil and Water Show

- 2016 Federation of Canadian Artist  Victoria Spring show

- 2016 Ladysmith Fine Art Show

- 2016 Eclectic Gallery Winter Show

- 2015 Village Gallery  featured show - Sidney

- 2015 Eclectic gallery Small Works show

- 2015 Village Gallery Small Works show

- 2015 Goward House Portrait Show

- 2015 Eclectic Fall  show 

- 2015 Federaton of Canadian Artist ( Juried ) Signature Medal Show Vancouver

- 2015 Federation of Canadian Artist  ( Juried ) AIRS show  Vancouver

- 2015  Sidney Fine Arts Show  ( Juried )

- 2015 Port Angeles Washington - Paint the Peninsula  ( Honorable Mention Award )

-2015 mAlfs Show at Cedar Hill

- 2015 Society of Canadian Artist  -  On Line show

- 2015 Port Townsend Washington - Expression  Northwest  show   Juried  ( Special Award)

-2015 Sooke Fine Art Show Juried

- 2015 The Old School House , Qualicum BC   Winners show

- 2015  South Delta  Oil and Water Show Juried  ( Award )

2015 Featured Artist at the Village Gallery - Sidney

2014 Puget Sound Northwest Artist - On Line show

- 2014 Eclectic Gallery small works show

- 2014 Federation of Canadian  Victoria Fall Show  ( Honourable Mention  prize )

- 2014 Greater Victoria Art Gallery - Small Works Show

- 2014 Federation of Canadian Artist - AIRS Show

- 2014 Art Port Townsend show - 16th Annual Expression of the Northwest

-2014 South Delta  Oil and Water juried show ( prize winner )

- 2014 Art Port Washington 16th Annual Expression Northwest show

- 2014 West End Gallery Victoria, Vancouver Island  group show

- 2013 West End Gallery Victoria,  Winter Collection

-2013 Federation of Canadian Artist (FCA) spring show

-2013 Al Fresco artist show

-2013 FCA Fall show

- 2013 Sidney Fine Art Show

-2013 Ladysmith Multimedia Show

-2013-FCA Vancouver AIRS Show

-2013 FCA Vancouver Paint by Number Show

-2013 Omega Gallery Vancouver Winter Show

-2012 Greater Victoria Art Gallery – Christmas small works show

-2012 Alfrescos show at the Coast Collective

-2012 Sooke  Fine Art Show

-2012 Sidney Fine Art Show

-2012 Visions Show at the Metchosin Art Gallery

-2012 Goward House show

-2012 Federation of Canadian Artist  - Spilsbury Show - Vancouver

- 2011 FCA - Spilsbury Metal Show- Vancouver

- 2011 Greater Victoria Art Gallery - Christmas small works show

- 2011 Morris Gallery Group Show - Victoria

- 2011 FCA AIRS Show - Vancouver

- 2011 Artfitterz Gallery small works show - Nanaimo

- 2011 The Old School House ( Qualicum ) Art Gallery - FCA Signature member show

- 2011 Sooke Fine Art Show

- 2011 Ross Place Gallery 65 show - Victoria

- 2011 Greater Victoria Art Gallery small summer works show

- 2011 Coast Collectve Al Frescos ( Plein air ) show - Colwood

- 2011 FCA Kamloops Show

- 2011 Coast Collective Bloom Show - Colwood

- 2011 Morris Gallery 11th Anniversary Show - Victoria

- 2011 FCA Victoria Spring Show ( juror )

Between 2003 and 2010 Jim has participated in 51 different group shows including Federation of Canadian Artist shows in Victoria, Vancouver and Kelowna, the Sidney and Sooke fine art show, the Victoria Art Gallery and public and commercial art galleries.

 

Contest

- 2016 , 2015 & 2017  Paint the Peninsula plein air contest,  Port Angeles Washington

-2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016 & 2017 Grand Prix d’Art Qualicum BC

-2012 Sidney Paint Out- Sidney BC

- 2012 Stevenson Paint Out  Richmond BC

Jim has been a prize winner in 9 different plein air painting contest since 2003, including contests in Sidney, Nanaimo, Steveston and Qualicum Beach.

 

Events / others

- A signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artist

- A signature member of the Society of Canadian Artist

- Article in the Canadian Brushstrokes Magazine - Sept - Oct 2011 issue

- Painting demonstrations for a number of art clubs in Victoria area

- Moss Street Paint In - Victoria 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2010,2011,2012&2013 & 2015

- Greater Victoria Art Gallery, Art rentals program

- Teaching plein air painting at the Coast Collective

- Teaching workshop on Acrylic Landscapes for the Saanich Peninsula Arts and Craft

- 2013 Artist in Residence at Laura Point Hotel, Victoria BC

- 2012 Resident Artist at the Delta Hotel, Victoria BC