Another local star at the 2nd Annual Coconut Point New Year’s Weekend Art Festival was Tim Parker, who is best known for figurative abstracts in oil, acrylic and mixed media on canvas and acid-free boards that reflect the influence of his 22-year career in the high-end fashion, fragrance and cosmetic industries.
Parker's style involves an exploration of the interaction between texture, expressive brush strokes, vibrant color and the human figure, and he employs this same unique approach when painting other motifs, such as landscapes, wildlife, and still lifes. The net result are paintings that allow viewers to see multiple facets and dimensions in and throughout his body of work. Tim’s work is collected internationally and can be found in numerous corporate and private collections.
Last year, Tim introduced a series of 3-dimensional compositions that changed as the viewer moves across the canvas. “My figures blend into their backgrounds anyway, so the evolution 3D only made sense,” Parker explains. However, he won’t disclose the techniques he employs to make his paintings change from pure abstracts into figurative compositions and back again.
This year, Parker is experimenting with abstract lily pad and seascape motifs.
“People seem to really connect with them,” Parker notes, clearly pleased with the reception both motifs have received so far. “It’s important to keep trying new things, both for me as an artist and for the [art-buying community] as well.”
Parker’s studio is located in North Naples at 2076 J & C Boulevard in the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. For more information, please telephone 239-595-9369 or visit http://www.art2d.com. You may also find more information about the artist and his work at http://www.timothymparker.com or follow Art2D on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art/149867811697208.