Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tim Wirth

Check out the paintings and drawings of Tim Wirth. I met Tim while he was at SCAD...his work is one of my favorites at ShopSCAD. He grew up and is now settled back in rural Iowa with his wife and young son. An excerpt from his bio reads, "I like things like rock piles, cars stored in corncribs, and dogs running in ditches. I like the imagery of those things but I also like the attitude of those things. Sometimes I like the attitude better than I like the picture. Sometimes I just like the picture.” I'm always impressed he's able to exact so much sensation through his use of "deceptively simple images"...which is (again) one of the most difficult tasks for an artist. His paintings elicit memories (real or imagined) of views I must have taken in from my window in the backseat of the grocery-getter we drove from Arkansas to California when I was little. View more on his fantastic website.
Sun Drop
25"x 25"

Ok Baby
24"x 24"

5 comments:

Barbara Bechtel said...

I might sell my soul to have that sun drop painting. sun drop is one of my guilty pleasures and i found a bunch of vintage sun drop bottles in the barn!

orange sugar home said...

beautiful description you wrote and his words are very funny - simple and true to his nature. thanks for the intro to his very cool work.

sophie munns said...

These are so quirky and visually intriguing and fun...still got a smile on my face. Love your blog Kate...you're on my blog list...a few weeks now...and I forgot to say hello before this!
Big Hello from Australia,
Sophie

charkstudios said...

Love your blog so I put you on my list...from a fellow crafter! Cheers!

amy said...

Tim Wirth is amazing! I have one in my son's room and want more, more, more!

xo,
Amy Z