Jerry McLaughlin



Born and raised in Lethbridge, Southern Alberta. Developed an early interest in art and music. Began a television career by assisting the graphics designer at CJLH TV, Lethbridge. As a Teen started playing drums, then played professionally throughout south Alberta and performed on many radio and television shows.

Attended Vancouver School of Art for two years for general studies and worked at three private western Canadian television stations and finally joined CBC Edmonton for one year then transferred to CBC Vancouver for six years.

Moved to Australia and painted in watercolor for one year in North Queensland, moved to Melbourne and had solo shows at the Originals Gallery and Whitehorse Gallery. I had paintings in oil and watercolor continually on exhibit at these galleries. A number of these paintings found homes in Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Germany. During this time I also played drums with various jazz groups and Australian Cruise lines.

Upon my return to Vancouver I met and married my wife Carolyn and began the adventure of raising our two daughters in New Westminster. I was employed as an artist at Artcraft Advertising and worked as a drummer with many established jazz groups and leaders. Part of the music scene was many jazz festivals in Vancouver, Victoria and venues in the western United States..

The past 19 years have involved productions in animation background painting and layout, then the film industry as a scenic artist.


My main interest in art is figurative…faces with character….. every face is a landscape.

My intension is that the images on this site speak for themselves.

Jerry McLaughlin

Film, TV Series, Feature Films and Animation

Exhibition "Transition" may 2010
  • New Westminster arts council gallery.
  • B.C. Cultural Crawl New Westminster.
  • Acrive member of CFA (Canadian Federation of Artists).
1993 – 2009 Scenic Artist
  • Backdrops and specialized works for staging.
NOA (network of animation)
  • Background style and colour key for Series “PINK PANTHER”.
  • Background painting for 3DO computer game ”ROLLERBLAZE”.
  • Background painting for commercials.
  • Background paintings for network fillers.
  • Background rendering and layout “KLONDIKER” series
  • Layout - “BUNCH OF MUNSCH” series.
  • Layout - “FIFTH MUSKETEER” series.

Television - Fine Art - Commercial

1988 – 1991 ARTCRAFT ADVERTISING LTD. – Art Director – Illustration, line, wash, airbrush and layout. Computer operator, display graphics, life size figure render
1985 – 1987 FLEMMING DECAL AND SIGN CO. – Line illustration and camera operator.
1985 – 1986 ARTCRAFT ADVERTISING LTD. – Graphic Designer, Illustrator and camera.
1975 – 1978 Gallery Exhibits, freelance illustration.
1972 – 1975 Studio painting, gallery exhibitions – Australia. Oil, watercolor – murals and portrait commissions.
1965 – 1972 CBC – Vancouver. Graphic Artist, Animator (film & video tape), backdrops.
1964 – 1965 CBC - Edmonton – Graphic Artist.
1961 – 1963 Private Television – Art Director – Graphic artist CFQC – TV - Saskatoon.
1959 – 1961 Vancouver School of Art


Good working knowledge of Photoshop, Painter, and various related programs.