Hi There !

I've spent my entire life working on art projects:  drawings, paintings, illustrations, murals, and scenic designs.  You can see some of my murals in Fairfax County, Virginia RECenters:  Audrey Moore, Cub Run, Lee District, Providence, South Run, and Spring Hill. 

Through my former company, Britten Grant Event Design, I produced countless scenic backdrops for every kind of special event.  Some of my clients included: National Wildlife Federation, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, WJLA - Channel 7, INOVA Foundation, HealthNet, Novant, and many more.

My scenic art has also been used for theatrical and ballet productions.  Working with Manassas Ballet Theatre, I designed and painted scenes for Cinderella, Don Quixote, Giselle, Romeo & Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and the Nutcracker.

If you are interested in knowing more about my professional experiences and my educational background, please check out my

resume.

These days, I am focused on landscape painting.  Inspired by nature, I feel that my work is actually about the passage of time.  The world around us is changing at a dizzying pace.  Even the things that seem fixed and solid to us are in a state of motion: morphing from one thing to another.  Water is a common element in my work because water is like natures' sculptor, persistently carving and re-shaping the landscape.  

My mixed media compositions capture a frozen moment in time, yet the scene seems to be either coming together or falling apart.  There is a feeling that in the next moment it will be something completely different: a new variation of the previous scene.  I view my drawings, paintings, and mixed media compositions as fitting together in a series.  As I develop a project, I keep coming back to it, making multiple interpretations of the same scene using a variety of materials and techniques.  The process has the feeling of regrouping and forming itself into new and different versions of the original concept.

 

Tim painting
Tim painting

Photo used in Northern Virginia Magazine article

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Thank you for checking out my work !