The Art of Tim Smith
Tim Smith, a friend of mine, is an artist. I write and say this because I think/know he is an artist. What’s an artist? One definition that I saw recently is: an artist is a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination. Well, yes, but aren’t sensitivity and imagination relative? Oh, who cares, Tim is an artist.
I have helped him set up a website so he could show some of his work. Because of my work on the site, I have had the opportunity to spend a lot of time looking at the pictures he put on the site. They show some of his work or better put, his artistic demonstrations.
Below is a picture of a caricature he drew with the model holding it. I was showing this to a person recently and he immediately said, “that is very good.” I asked why and he said, “the caricature is so interesting – interesting and appealing.” I agree. And, I think he shows great sensitivity in his work. To see more go to Tim’s Caricatures.
Another element that I admire about Tim’s art is his use of imagination. Below is a picture of his “cube chairs.” You can see and read more about them by clicking on CHAIRS.
If the definition of an artist is a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination then Tim is an artist.
One more example of the artistic work that Tim does is near and dear to me. A year ago I asked Tim to sketch a picture of my grand-daughter. He did the following sketch from a picture that I gave him. What sensitivity!
The picture on the left is what he worked from and the one on the right is a scan of the finished product. I can’t emphasize enough that the scanned picture on the right, of his portrait, does not do it justice.
You can get a little more about art from Tim’s point of view by reading his comment on R2.
What is an artist? What do you think?