TIMOTHY'S APPROACH TO PAINTING HIS ARTWORK
ARTIST STATEMENT / PROPOSAL
The art work I am presenting is art depicting the American Dream, whether it be a city skyline showing the floors ' From the bottom floor a starter floor to the top floor being the pinnacle of
Success. Or a painting of a farm and all its land surrounding the home one built, and builds on To create their American Dream. Or a painting of a hotel that runs like clockwork , a place for people to relax And enjoy the fruits of their labors. Or a painting of a cottage in the woods, being a place of solitude and relaxation. A get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, or town, in which one lives. All these paintings depict growth, a home, a get away, a city skyline, in which we all Live and work in, The art works are brilliant and lively, colorful and joyful. They all show what is possible for one to achieve, or inspire one to achieve. My art is built on layers of brush strokes like the layers of days , months, and yea rs Of our lives we build on them, carefully to create a whole life, a complete life, Like I create my art, working on it till completion , and contentment fills the Empty canvas with colors shades and hues, we pursue and enjoy the beauty of life. The colors being our view of our surroundings , The shades being family, friends, and loved ones, all being different in some Way shape or form, with diversity, being the artwork of our lives, The Hue's being the ups and downs of life, the struggles become layers Of task completed, As the art grows and thrives to completion.
THE ART OF LIFE WITH A SPLASH OF REALITY
Timothy F Phillips art is considered to be a naive artist with a splash of realism.
Occasionally he frames his vision of the artwork with bright foliage through which the skies glimmer and the moons glow in an evening hue. In a careful analysis of Timothy's paintings, one of the first things we notice is that his subjects are a little slanted or off tilt.
For him, the words of Grandma Moses rings true ( I am a primitive naïve type artist, and that works for me. In closing, A primitive artist is an amateur whose works sell. Timothy works with feelings, emotions, and imagination these are all qualities and principle ingredients in the creation of ( The Art Of Life With A Splash Of Reality ) where the spirit will always prevail and art is first and foremost an expression of his own faith in his abilities to create simple beauty with a complex style.
If for Grandma Moses. "impressionistic realism lost all its enchantment when contemplating the miracle of imagination which he introduces in his drawing and coloring all done before the grand final of a finished work of art almost struggling to completion. Timothy does not conceive his work only as a beautiful object in itself, nor does he present the "realities" of the exterior world in his beautiful abodes and skylines, and riverbanks with colorful little boats afloat; instead, he expresses the perceptions born of his own meditational self-therapy which he has done since he was just a child of 10 drawing on the sidewalks of his little home town of Coudersport Pennsylvania. He makes us all aware of his view of new dimensions where little houses
And little cats become symbols that transmit that "another reality is hidden behind appearances," and enchanted paths to the beach come to suggest evocative images of a better world for all to enjoy and live in contentment. The work of Timothy that the world has become to identify with certain themes, his treatment of colors, and hues, and shadows and careful brush-strokes does not always result in a common style; he enjoys at times, distancing himself from the schemes and from his habitual techniques to give to us all, for instance, cityscapes, countrysides, farmlands, cottages on the beach with splashing waves and a hammock to relax in are all conceived within his distinct style from which perfects with each work of art he does.
Timothy believes that with the publication of his words and his works he is bringing to light the essence of the work of a true master who achieves with his art a transformation not of the world, but of the way we see it.for this and many other reasons, we are sure that when one speaks of Timothy F Phillips, we do so of an artist truly committed to the body of work - composed with a precise hand and great use of colors and hues, shading, and shapes, and forms, - which brings us a vision of a more humane world.
Timothy F Phillips
March 19th, 2019
Miami Beach Florida