About the

Wildlife and the outdoors have always been Tim's love and creating these images on canvas is his passion. Growing up in Maryland Tim spent his summers on the shores of Solomon's Island by the Chesapeake Bay. As a young boy he experienced a wide diversity of wildlife from otters to ospreys that would both capture his spirit and direct his path.

Timís love of wildlife was passed down from his father. Timís dad was a helicopter pilot and would donate his time flying researchers from the Peregrine Falcon Program to nesting sites for the purpose of counting and banding the birds.

"I can remember having at any given time around the house skunks, raccoons, ferrets and turtles just to name a few. Even as a child I loved the animals form and beauty, I would sculpt birds out of any material I could find."

By the age of twenty Tim started sculpting out of wood and in his first competition won a first place and best of show.

Tim did not pursue painting until the age of thirty. Being self taught he wanted more education so he enrolled in college majoring in art at the University of Texas at San Antonio. After college he apprenticed with artist Matt Zoll a traditional realist. Here he learned how to grind his own pigments and make his own mediums and oils. The two years spent with Matt dramatically changed Timís work.

Tim is now combining egg tempera and oils. The combination of the two gives Timís paintings a unique look. He also combines egg tempera, watercolor and qouache. Tim has had the opportunity to live all across the country from northern California to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia where he currently resides. This unique opportunity to observe native wildlife in its natural environment has proved invaluable to his work.

Tim's studio time is filled with painting for major art shows, contest and commission work.

About his Work

Over the last several years his attention has been focused on using his art to support organizations for the preservation of wildlife and their habitat. He has donated his time and art to support various conservation organizations including Ducks Unlimited, Vital Ground and The Timber Wolf Alliance just to name a few.

In 1999 Tim was awarded the coveted Conservation Service Award, by Ducks Unlimited for his outstanding contributions for the preservation of North American Waterfowl. In 2003 he completed the illustration of the book, "Beyond Little Red Riding Hood" for the Timber Wolf Alliance.

Supporter of
· Vital Ground
· Timber Wolf Alliance
· Ducks Unlimited
· Baltimore Zoo

-Judges Service Award from Graphic Art Technical Foundation for the Virginia Ducks Unlimited Print in 2001
-Award of Excellence and the Best in Print Award by the Printing Industries of Virginia in 2001
-Conservation Service Award from Ducks Unlimited in 1999

-Winner of the Virginia State Duck Stamp for the 2000/2001 and 2001/2002 hunting seasons.
-Winner of the Kentucky State Duck Stamp for the 2000/2001 hunting season
-Placed 5th at the Federal Duck Stamp contest for 2006
-Placed in the top 20 at the Federal Duck Stamp contest for 2002
-Placed in the top 10 at the Federal Duck Stamp contest for 2001
-Winner of the Ohio Duck Stamp contest with a Single Hen Mallard in 1998
-Finalist at the New Hampshire Duck Stamp with a Pair of Wood Ducks in 1997
-Honorable Mention in the Ward World Carving Championships in 1990
-Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Artist of the Year
-North Carolina DU (2000, 2001 and 2002)
-Kentucky DU 2000
-Virginia DU 2000 and 2001
-West Virginia DU 1999 and 2000

-Nature on Canvas ... one man show in Hunt Vally Maryland 2005
-Arts In The Ally ... featured artist 2004
-Birds In Art 2004
-Art of the West 2003
-South Eastern Wildlife Expo in Charleston, South Carolina 2002 - 2005

-Picturescapes Art Gallery 13820 Jarrettsville Pike, Phoenix, Maryland 21131   phone (410) 683-1417
-Wild Goose Gallery in 650H College Park Road, Ladson, South Carolina 29456   phone (843) 553-6722
-Various Private Collections across the country

Press releases
-Art Scapes TV show September 2004

Please Contact Tim if you wish to have more information concerning:

- Purchasing Artwork or Prints
- Interviews or Speaking Engagements
- Private Lessons or Instruction

The phone number in Lovettsville, Virginia is 540-822-5633 (EST)


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