Artist: Tim Sheaffer of Charolette, NC
The North vs The South Art Exhibition – Artist Portfolio Magazine
artist statement 2013
Inspired by the beat generations bohemian Taoism, artist Tim Sheaffer is focused on his craft. Painting the world that surrounds him with a Buddhist insight. This exploration took him to Chicago, Seattle, Tahoe, and Kalamazoo, and now Charlotte where he has lived for 15 years. His stream of conscience motifs explore still life, floras, landscapes (both urban and rural), with a curious understanding of how art reflects life. Striving to create an image that captivates your interest and entertains the eye, with a thoughtful breath. Objects and reflections defined by the color and light around them, appear briefly abstract then become eternally nostalgic . Capturing a moment that will relax the soul in contemplation.
25 plus years of prolific painting, creating art in a range of styles and scales. Tim has organized and participated in many group and solo shows. Working on both large and small installations. Striving to show art in the most public manner, most of his work can be seen in cafes, coffee houses, pubs, and yoga studios. Environments that allow the work to be absorbed into the viewers mind and thoughts. Bold color choices and thoughtful compositions that reflect a positive thought filled experience.
Looking forward his work will explore and reflect the world as seen through his eyes. The constant inward look at how we reflect the light that surrounds us. Like his artistic heroes, literary, musical, artist (two or three dimensional), Tim is hard working and striving to improve on every level.