NEWS FLASH: My first solo show.
I have been invited to have my first solo show of paintings , at the Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Carrboro, in their Corridor Gallery. The show, including 29 paintings, is up now until May 29. The Arts Center is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.
A retired social worker, I discovered pastel painting in 2012 at age 69. I had messed around a little with acrylics in the distant past and taken some drawing classes here and there, but pretty much was new to being an artist. Then I took a soft pastels class with a wonderful pastelist named Herb Slapo and I was hooked. I loved the rich, pure colors of pastels and the softness. When Herb retired from teaching I found another wonderful teacher and mentor, Kim Werfel, and have continued to study with her.
I work mostly from photographs I have taken in North Carolina, Hawaii, Canada, France, Italy and England over the past few years. There are even a couple from photos I took back in the late sixties in Algeria, where I did a Peace Corps-type stint. The couple of exceptions where I didn't work from my own photo are noted.
I haven't tried plein air (out in the field) painting yet, but it is probably in my future.
I invite you to look at my portfolio of paintings on this site - some are for sale. Just click the Portfolio tab on the upper right. .
Shows and awards
Carrboro Arts Center
*Community Artists Exhibitions, December 2014, August 2015, December 2017.
*Student Shows, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017
Seymour Center, Chapel Hill
*Pastel artists, Summer 2012.
*Silver Arts Shows, April 2016 (Pastels section, third prize for "Surf Breaking on Lava Rocks, Hawaii"); April 2017; April 2018 (Pastels section, first prize for "Dave Heads Back Down the Mountain").
*"Kim Werfel and students: Beauty and Versatility", May 2017.
Liquidamber Gallery, Pittsboro
"Kim Werfel and students: Beauty and Versatility", June/July 2017.
Note: All images on this site ©TimWilliams2018.