My interest in oil painting began by watching my mother Aileen, who was an award-winning artist paint the black and white photographs my father produced, as well as many still-life and landscape paintings on canvas displayed in our home. I have immensely enjoyed the freedom of changing the photograph, adding backgrounds, etc., until I ventured into painting freehand portraits on canvas from photographs, not on them. Thus began a passion that still lives with me today.
Before color film was invented, hand coloring traditional photographs was a specialty that is now considered obsolete because digital technology has taken over the field. I have worked with many new techniques to produce a similar look and feel to the former process I had perfected. I do my best to please my clients working with the new technologies I've explored.
You may be photographed in your home or garden to achieve just the likeness and pose you desire or I will transform your favorite photograph into a true work of art. Whether you’re looking for a unique piece of art for your home or want to design your own personal portrait with a professional’s eye to guide you, I, Timmy, could be the perfect artist for you. Call for an appointment to discuss your vision: 704.332.6175