Jack McAdam

Mindscape V

“Mindscape V” acrylic on board – 42 x 71

Jack McAdam has been drawing, drafting and painting for the past forty years. As a graduate of the Northern Vocational Institute four-year art course, Jack began his professional career in the Scenic Department at the CBC Television Network executing backdrops and sets for numerous studio shows. During that period, he also painted backdrops for the National Ballet of Canada, located in the St. Lawrence Market and numerous scenic effects for many local theatre shows.In 1976, he moved to California to design the award-winning “Dick Van Dyke Comedy Hour” at CBS. Jack has lived and worked in Los Angeles for the past twenty-five years where he produced, directed and designed for network television, feature films, theatre, and international theme park projects.

Jack’s large colorful paintings have been seen on such shows as “Generations,” a drama which he produced for NBC, and “Family Passions,” for NDF in Germany, plus the “Super Dave” specials from Las Vegas for Paramount Studios in Hollywood.

In 2005, Jack moved from California back to Canada with his wife Anne. Encouraged by a lively art scene and natural beauty they bought a home in Barrie. It has been an interesting and rewarding journey as Jack continues to execute large canvases and drawings in a variety of mixed medias.


“Depths” – 36″w x 48″h – Acrylic on board

Mindscape III

“Mindscape III” acrylic on board – 36 x 48

Moonlight Sails

“Moonlight Sails” Acrylic on board – 36 x 48

"Safe Harbour" Acrylic on board - 24 x 24

“Safe Harbour” Acrylic on board – 24 x 24


“Practicalities” Acrylic on board – 30 x 25

Mindscape IV

“Mindscape IV” Acrylic on canvas – 60 x 48

"Blue on Blue" wood and acrylic - 30 x 30

“Blue on Blue” wood and acrylic – 30 x 30

"Tempest" Acrylic - 30" x 40"

“Tempest” Acrylic – 30″ x 40″

"Triumph" Acrylic - 30" x 40"

“Triumph” Acrylic – 30″ x 40″

"Sailing the Bay" Acrylic - 30" x 40"

“Sailing the Bay” Acrylic – 30″ x 40″

"Gina" Acrylic – 24” x 36”

“Gina” Acrylic – 24” x 36”