Sunday, March 29, 2009

My Dad's Still Life

Here is a painting done by my dad.

His Biography from the Scottsdale Fine Art Gallery site (which also has more paintings):

Tim Perkins is a native of central Arizona where he grew up in the shadows of the beautiful red rocks of Sedona. At an early age he entered the Air Force and spent the next twenty years traveling all over the world. As fortune would have it, one of his tours allowed him to visit the Louvre Museum in France where he was awe struck by the artwork of the early masters.

Upon returning to the United States, Tim’s curiosity in his own artistic ability was sparked by early morning painting demonstrations on public television. “It looked so easy that I had to try it for myself,” he says. He quickly became bored with the techniques he was working with and began studying the works of the artists he admired most. “I was immediately drawn to the dramatic works of Leffel and Kreutz. The power of the light in their paintings was very attractive to me and I knew immediately I wanted to paint in that style.”

Tim dove in to studying every book, video and painting he could find and began refining his own talents through “miles of canvas and trial and error.” He received his first taste of formal training when he attended a workshop by Gregg Kreutz at the Scottsdale Artist School in Arizona.

Shortly after the workshop, Tim finally worked up the courage to enter his first show which was a juried event at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Much to his surprise, he won the Director’s Choice Award for “Best Body of Work.” Since that initial show, Tim has won awards in every event he has entered and his paintings now hang in the homes of many collectors. Tim believes…”the pursuit of great art is a never-ending, totally frustrating and wonderfully enjoyable adventure.”

Also, this is a link to his website where you can find a lot more paintings.

-Bryan W/a 'y'

Beat It!

-Bryan W/a 'y'

Tuesday, March 24, 2009