Thursday, January 15, 2015

An Excellent Florida Artist: Tim Forman

This isn't gardening related, but it's worth mentioning.

I grew up with this cat - he's always been brilliant, but now he's really making waves in the Florida art scene:

When there's so much depressing garbage out there, it's wonderful to see artists capturing the beauty of nature.

Confession: I graduated with a degree in fine art. Most of the stuff we learned was worthless. Clashing colors, gluing things to other things, painting junk fluorescent colors, writing curse words in tile...

...I'm still recovering. You may have seen my art site before - I now strive to capture beauty rather than pour my rage and angst onto the canvas as I did as a younger man, but it's mostly just for fun rather than for shows.

Some years back I was entering gallery shows multiple times a year and actively selling my work.

Now, of course, I don't paint as often as I would like because of my nursery, writing and homesteading work; however, I can live vicariously a bit through the success of friends like Tim.

A few years ago I invested in one of his original paintings and I'm so glad I did. Soon I won't be able to afford them. At least I have his 2015 art calendar. Maybe I can get him to sign it...

Florida is a wonderful state and artists that capture her beauty should be commended. Tim Forman is doing excellent work and I'm looking forward to seeing him on the national stage.

Check out his site - lots to see there.

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At January 16, 2015 at 5:20 AM , Anonymous byron said...

Hi David, He brings a Highway Man feel to the ocean/beach,love it.I too am from Ft.L NE high 80'


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