McVicker's style has been described as invigorating and effortless. Through paint he pursues atmosphere, form, light, and solid drawing. In his work McVicker seeks to express the "elusive spiritual energy, the mystery of nature and life, and the unknown." He believes that without this sensitivity to the land, his work would be "merely marks on a surface." Jim has won several national awards for his artwork and continues to be sought after by major collectors worldwide.