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My paintings bring images of joy, light and harmony. This is what viewers tell me. While I paint many subjects, my 'go to' theme is trees, woodlands and habitat. In this I seek the intimacy of special places where a few trees live more than looking to paint a panorama as landscape art often depicts. And in sourcing this intimacy I find moments of light and harmony for my canvas. Basically trees always seem joyful to me. I'm keen to seem them protected and conserved as much as possible.
Back when I was about 45 years old, I remember thinking about how I wished I was 65 and able to do the things I wanted to do.
This was a crazy thought because at the time I didn't really know what it was that I really wanted to do. My life involved being a national level corporate manager. But, while not knowing what I wanted to do, the thought made me realize I was wishing about 20 years of my life away.
The blessing was that over the next couple years I took action in response to this thought and left corporate life. What I didn't know is I was about to become an artist teaching myself to paint landscapes using dots which has been my brushstroke and style.
Here's some background information about what has happened for me as an artist:
Overall I've been painting for about 25 year: I'm self-taught and have always a contemporary pointillist painting style. As an artist, my desire is to paint feelings of light, joy and harmony in my landscapes. My studio is in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
My artwork has exhibited in many international locations including events in France, Italy, Brazil, Monaco and the USA. And I exhibited artwork annually for six years (2011 to 2016) the juried-entry Salon held by the historic Societe National des Beaux-Artes (SNBA) at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris France.
In 2014, I received a medal award recognition from France's national Academie Arts-Sciences-Lettres. And in 2012, ArtTour International magazine wrote about me as a ‘master pointillist’: the magazine further recognised my work with an award for "Excellence in The Arts and Outstanding Career Achievement".
In 2018, I won "Landscape Artist of the Year" for my painting "Aspen Spring" at the annual Art Comes Alive exhibition held by Art Design Consultants in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. And in March 2020, I joined Artists for Conservation as a Signature Member: Artists for Conservation celebrates artistic excellence in the depiction of nature to raise awareness and support for important conservation issues.
Below, I've listed of events involving my artwork:
May, the West Fine Art Show, Cloverdale, BC
March, the West Fine Art Show, Langley, BC
November, Celebrations, group exhibition in Calgary, Alberta.
July, solo exhibition sponsored by the Friends of Fish Creek Park Society in Calgary, Alberta form July 1st to October 31st.
May, the West Fine Art Show, Cloverdale, BC
March, the West Fine Art Show, Langley, BC
"Landscape Artist of the Year 2018" Award, Art Comes Alive exhibition held by Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA where Jim's work is selected from over 2000 pieces to be showcased at the Art Design Consultants gallery in Cincinnati,Ohio, USA, for their annual art competition and exhibition from October 4th to November 30th.
October/November 2017, Art Comes Alive. Jim's work is selected from over 2000 pieces to be showcased at the Art Design Consultants gallery in Cincinnati,Ohio, USA, for their annual art competition and exhibition from October 16th to November 30th.
September 2017, group exhibition, Galerie tet de LArt, Forback, France
June 2017, Blink Art Resource Artist Showcase, group exhibition, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH, USA
December 2016, Salon 2016, juried entry, international exhibition held by the Societe Nationale des Beaux-arts, December 2016, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
December 2015, Salon 2015, juried entry, international exhibition held by the Societe Nationale des Beaux-arts, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
November/October 2015, “Fish Creek Inspired”, solo show, Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, Calgary, Canada
October 2015, "Individuaziono Internazionali", group exhibition, Glaleria d'Arte Mentana, Florence, Italy
October 2015, group exhibition, Espace Art Gallery, Brussells, Belgium
September 2015, Salon Artistes du Monde, September 2015, juried entry international exhibition, Cannes, France
July 2015, Summer Salon, group exhibition, Jadite Galleries, New York City, USA
(Note: Venice Biennale 2015 - I was invited to participate through the Costa Rica Pavilion. This opportunity fell through when Costa Rica decided, just prior to the event, to withdraw the Pavilion from the Biennale)
December 2014, Salon 2014, juried entry, international exhibition held by the Societe Nationale des Beaux-arts, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
September 2014, Salon Artistes du Monde, juried entry international exhibition, Cannes, France
August 2014, Show de Bola, international group exhibition, Spectrum Miami, Florida, USA
June 2014, Show de Bola, international group exhibition, Sau Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
December 2013, Salon 2013, juried entry international exhibition held by the Societe Nationale des Beaux-arts, December 2013, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
October 2013, "Interplay" group exhibition of international artists, Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada
September 2013, Salon Artists du Monde, juried entry international exhibition, Cannes, France
May 2013, “Osmosis . . .the new Pollock and Seurat“, May 2013 joint exhibition with Australian artist Dany Weus, galerie 30' le Cannet, French Riviera, France.
May 2013, Jim is awarded a medal from the Academie Artes-Sciences-Lettres in Paris, France
April 2013, “Spring Is In The Air”, group exhibition, Cochrane, Alberta.
April 2013, Museum of Contemporary Art, solo exhibition, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
April 2013, "Catalunya convida el Mon", group exhibition, ESArt galeria, Barcelona, Spain
March 2013, ARTExpoNY, with Ward-Nasse Gallery of Soho, NYC
March 2013, “In Search of Light”, group exhibition, galerie 30' le Cannet, French Riviera, France.
December 2012, Salon 2012, juried entry Societe Nationale des Beaux-arts, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
September 2012, Salon Artists du Monde, juried entry international exhibition, Cannes, France
July 2012, group exhibition at Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada
July 2012, Jim receives an achievement award from ArtTour International Magazine and Vivid Arts Network for “excellence in the Arts”
July 2012, during a published interview, ArtTour International Magazine writes about Jim as a ‘pointillism master’
May 2012, “Earth Vortices”, group exhibition, Castello Estense, Ferrara, Italy
April 2012, Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, Canada
March 2012, "Retrospective", group exhibition, Auditorium al Duomo, Florence, Italy
January 2012, "Broken Boundaries", group exhibition, Rogue Gallery, New York City, USA
December 2011, Salon 2011, juried entry Societe Nationale des Beaux-arts, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
December 2011, Jim’s painting “Red Trees” published in VF Agenda section of Vanity Fair (Italy) magazine
December 2011, "Symphony of Colors!", group exhibition, Auditorium al Duomo, Florence, Italy
October 2011, “Recontres Internationales d'Art Contemporain a Montreal”, group exhibition, Montreal, Canada
September 2011, Salon Artists du Monde, juried entry international exhibition, Cannes, France
May 2011, “Here Now”, group exhibition, Castello Estense, Ferrara, Italy
June 2010, group exhibition, Legacy Fine Art Galley, Hot Springs, AK, USA
April 2010, “Landscape Exhibition” group show, Ico Gallery, New York City, USA
April 2010, “Antarctica”, solo exhibition, Galerie Gora, Montreal,
“Summer Spirit”, solo show at the Cultural Centre Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta
“Prevailing Journeys” solo show at the Nina Haggerty Centre For The Arts, Edmonton, Alberta
Painting "Winter Outing" licensed by UNICEF for their 2009 Corporate Collection
“Festival”, solo show at Mermaid’s Kiss Gallery, Gimli, Manitoba
“Winter Places”, solo show at Rockies Gateway Gallery, Invermere, British Columbia
Gallaries West magazine: profile article about Jim
Participation in the Biennale Internationale dell’Art Contemporanea, Florence, Italy.
Two of Jim Pescott’s paintings used on the set for the filming of the movie “Hollywood Wives: The Next Generation”
Interviewed on “Viva Domenica”, a national television program at TLN, Toronto, Ontario
Legacy Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
Karger Gallery, Elora/Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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