This winter you will find his stunning and labour-intensive paintings featured in Arabella Magazine's Artists To Collect series and with a CV like his, we are surprised it hasn't been earlier! Check out his article February 2016! Until then, you can read about his amazing accomplishments in his bio here, or below. We can't wait to see the new work that will arrive over the next few months and invite you to meet Tim next year at our 17th Annual Evening With the Artists!
De Rose is influenced greatly by trees and forests, finding the setting to be intensely powerful. In exploring their quietness, he uses them as symbols of people and relationships. Deeply invested in the power of this subject matter, he comments on the open and unassuming way in which he approaches his work:
“I paint in a series with a style that is evolving all the time. I paint within that style until it lets me go. I don’t use any theories of colour, perspective or representative techniques for light and shade.”
Tim begins his process by photographing his arboreal subjects, looking for striking compositions and arrangements from which to base his painted works. From there, he begins drafting a complete line drawing to solidify his composition. To create depth with his medium, he adds as many as four layers of paint. Energetic textures and patterns begin to emerge by a meticulous etching and scraping away of these layers with a potter’s tool called a serrated kidney. In this part of his process, one can detect the essence of De Rose’s early roots in pottery surface.
Tim, in fact, began his successful arts career in the realm of pottery. As his skills in pottery grew, so did the range of projects he took on. These involved anything from hand building architectural sculpture, to ceramic wall panels. These clay canvases were etched, sculpted, and glazed in such a way that eventually they morphed into something approaching traditional paintings. In this way, one project leading to another, De Rose ultimately spent about thirty percent of the time painting. Around 1996, he came to realize how significantly painting was missing in his creative spectrum, and found that he enjoyed using the “different muscles of the process and the problem solving” that it involved. Tim affirms that he can’t say that he loves one art form more than the other, but has confirmed that after 45 years of pottery, he’s now determined to devote himself to painting full time.
It's not always easy to get a good sense of the texture typical to an artists style for from photographs online. Even in high resolution photos, it just doesn't do justice to the surface quality of some artwork in the way that viewing it in person does.
Our clients range near and far, so we understand that one might not always have the ability to stop in for a peek. To help our long-distance art lovers, we've included photos at different angles to help you get a sense of the textural style characteristic to some of our most popular artists!
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In eager anticipation of the warmer weather that feels like it should be just around the corner, we have some stunning new paintings by Maya Eventov! Come by the gallery to warm up, see what's new, and say Hello!
We have a stunning new collection of works by Mila Kovac today - her beautiful blooms are perfect for helping to chase away the winter blahs. With today's unpredictable but messy weather, it's always nice to have a reminder that spring is around the corner.
We had a wonderful time last weekend with everyone who came out to our Autumn Adventures show! With such a great collection of new works, and the artists that came out, including Harold Braul, Mark Berens, Bob Arrigo, Henri Lobo, Viktor Nemo and Vladan. We're definitely looking forward to our next show coming up in early March 2014, and we hope that you are too!
It's a lovely Monday morning here in Mississauga, and the start to another week! We're expecting to be getting some great new work from our artists for the fall season, so keep checking our galleries and follow our blog for all the updates!
To celebrate the first day of November, and the rapidly approaching Fall Back where we get to enjoy an extra hour in our day on November 4th, we have some stunning new paintings by Ken Kirsch! His attention to detail when creating his northern landscapes gives them such a wonderfully calming and peaceful feel. These pieces are perfect for adding a touch of serenity to any room.
We have a great new collection of works by Maya Eventov today, perfect for all the outdoor lovers out there! Maya's work is rich with wonderful textures and colours, sure to remind you of your favorite hikes and adventures. Have a great weekend everyone!
We have a wonderfully windy day here in Mississauga! The fall season has definitely settled in, and the time for curling up with a nice hot cup of cider and a good book has arrived. While the sun is out, it's a great time to take a nice brisk walk and enjoy the fresh fall air! This lovely painting by Tom Kerwin, titled "Windy Bay", fits the day perfectly:
Today we have two lovely new paintings by Irena Gendelman! Like delicate blooms drifting in the breeze, Irena's ballerinas float on the canvas in preparation for their next performance. These pieces are just stunning and must be seen in person!
Maya Eventov has just finished painting another lovely collection of works for us! Whether you're in the mood for sailing, or for a walk in the woods, her newest paintings are sure to please. Come visit our lovely cool gallery to see what's new!
Just to bring a little colour and cheer to a cloudy day, we have some lovely new miniature floral paintings by Maya Eventov! These charming 12x12 original works are perfect in any room and they go fast, so be sure to come by and get yours while they're here!
The snow is nearly all melted away here in Mississauga, but for those of you who still have snow on the ground on this overcast March morning, here is some of the newest work at Crescent Hill Gallery to warm you up!