We're pleased to introduce you to Tim Sheaffer, our newest artist at Art Mecca of Charleston. Tim paints amazing tableaus of water and reflections. We sat down with him this week to ask a few questions about his life and his work:
Q: Can you explain how you came to paint reflections and light the way you do?
A: My painting curiosity tends to take me through the challenges of Impressionism with a modern perspective. I have always been fascinated by the challenge of painting reflective surfaces; glass and water particularly. My first series in this motif was inspired by the Snoqualmie River near Seattle as I was into landscape and still-life studies at the time. I started playing around with painting glass jars and marbles a few years ago while living in Charlotte, NC.
Q: What is your art background?
A: I attended Western Michigan University and have taken a few courses at community colleges and art academies.
Q: Where do you live and what's your connection to Charleston?
A: I currently live in Charlotte, NC, and visit the Charleston area as frequently as I can. We stay in Folly Beach, but love to explore the sights, food, and breweries throughout Charleston.
Q: What does a typical day look like for you?
A: Luckily for me, not many of my days are typical. I paint as often as I can, but am always working on a project or two. Projects vary from landscape design and installation, custom wood and metal work to general handyman tasks. I am currently looking for the opportunity to paint on a large scale. I’d love to create a mural sized water study or marbles study.
Tim's work was selected for the Artfield’s juried show in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He was also chosen by the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte as a billboard participant of the Artpops program as well as their Community Supported Arts Program. In 2013 and 2014, he was included in Charlotte Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists.
Welcome to Art Mecca, Tim!