October & November 2012
Imagine blending the creativity sparked by paintings, vivid color of oil on canvas, Jillie's images are developed in a unique that results in dramatic art, which reflects intense color, detail and creativity.
Her newest works will be on exhibit at The Timmel Collection. The exhibition runs from October 1 through November 30, 2012.
Jill Swanson began painting during her childhood in Galesburg, Illinois, and enjoyed her first commercial success as an artist when she was in her early twenties. She currently lives and paints in Oak Park , Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. Intense colors dominate Ms. Swanson's work. Color to her is more than just a visual property, it is spiritual and is tied in with the nature of everything she paints. Color is created by light, which in turn is the primary tool with which life was created. Jill believes that colors are felt not just aesthetically but also physically ... they can strengthen and heal the body as well as the soul. Her positive, hopeful vision of life can be seen and felt in the images that she gives us n her brilliant canvasses.
The Show will open October 1. Contact The Gallery at 269 857 7274 for information. Fall gallery hours are 11-430, seven days a week through November 25, and then weekends, Saturday and Sunday, until April , 2013 when it reopens on a daily basis. Most all work is available for viewing and sale at www.thetimmelcollection.com. "The Timmel Collection" is located at 133 Main Street on the Village Green in the heart of historic Saugatuck.
Painting on Site
Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5 PM
Recent 2012 Shows
May 2012 Exhibition
May 13 - June 1, 2012
In celebration of its sixteenth year and its sixth annual “Peony Festival,” a seasoning of new watercolor paintings by Chicago artist, Linda Carlson will be on display for the month of May at The Timmel Collection located at 133 Main St. in downtown Saugatuck. This special exhibition will begin on Mother’s Day, May 13 from 12-5.
Carlson’s watercolors are created in large nearly photogenic floral paintings. She concentrates all of her efforts of the peony flowers which she grows in her acclaimed garden. A master gardener and watercolorist, Carlson received degrees from Southern IIlinois University.
To view these new special works go to www.thetimmelcollection.com/Painting/Linda Carlson. Or contact The Gallery at 269 857 7274. Gallery hours are 10-5, seven days a week. "The Timmel Collection" Gallery and "Saugatuck Garden Center for Art" (where art and nature aspire together) is on the Village Green in the heart of historic Saugatuck.
For new work by the watercolorist and for more details
please click on Linda Carlson
(Above Painting is "Three Peonies Again")
June 2012 Exhibition
June 2 - 28, 2012
The Butterfly Show
Imagine blending the creativity sparked by paintings, vivid color of pastels and detail expected in photographic images, Ann Teliczan's enhanced hybrid images are developed using a unique process that results in dramatic art, which reflects intense color, detail and creativity.
Her newest butterfly works will be on exhibit at The Timmel Collection. The exhibition runs from June 2 through the 28th, 2012.
Teliczan is known for her unique work that combines new technology and art mediums with traditional art techniques.
"My art reflects the world between imagination and reality. With the new mediums now available, I am able to create a new type of hybrid art that was previously unachievable," Teliczan says. "Through experimentation I have developed the Enhanced Hybrid Image process. It is a hybrid of extremely high quality image captures, these images are typically created with a scanner and sophisticated scanning softwa re. The captured images are only starting points that barely resemble the completed art. They are enhanced and painted with the use of a powerful computer. In order to complete this process, the art must be transferred via printing. To do this effectively I use custom print profiles developed specifically for my art, software, printer, scanner, papers and inks. The combination of papers, ink and protective coatings I use provide archival quality print permanence."
The final art is a limited edition hybrid that blends human skill with advanced technology resulting in an image with saturated color, vivid detail and a surreal effect. Ann Teliczan has lived in west Michigan since 1980, where she draws inspiration from the beautiful natural surroundings.
Teliczan's work has been gaining notoriety. Her art was featured in a solo exhibition at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. Recent media coverage includes a feature in the Grand Rapids Press "Great Finds" section; on-air recommendations in WOOD-AM Flowerland Show and from Alison Hart on WBFX; as well as a cover story in the Advance Newspapers. Teliczan's work is featured in numerous personal and corporate collections including West Michigan Heart and Mercantile Bank.
The Show will open October 3. Contact The Gallery at 269 857 7274 for information. Gallery hours are 10-5, seven days a week. All work is available for viewing and sale at www.thetimmelcollection.com. "The Timmel Collection" is located at 133 Main Street on the Village Green in the heart of historic Saugatuck.
July 2012 Exhibition
July 1 - 29, 2012
In the month of July Saugatuck, MI’s The Timmel Collection and the Saugatuck Garden Center for the Arts will be featuring the original oil w/wax on canvas paintings of West Bloomfield, MI's Mimi Prussack
Mimi is a full time artist. Some of her work inspired by long visits to her summer home in the hills of Montana.
Her intention is to use nature as a springboard for the exploration of space. She concentrates her attention on scenery she has personally experienced to study space and light. In order to study the complexities of the shapes found in nature she experiments with cropping photographs of the landscape. She is concerned with the direction, brightness, and angle of the light. How the trees are illuminated and the resulting shadows affect the way the light is transmitted onto the neighboring surfaces. The rhythmic patterns of the shadows and negative spaces become the focus of her work.
A colorful underpainting is applied and the surface is slowly built up with numerous layers of paint and glazes. Many areas are carefully painted to allow the previous layers of color to show through from beneath the surface. The use of a limited palate at the onset aids in expressing space and natural light. This adds to the vibration and illumination of the surface. The use of an elongated format adds to the drama of the work.
This exhibition runs from July 1 - 29th. Gallery hours are daily 10 AM to 5 PM every day and by appointment. To see some of the work in the exhibition, click on Mimi.
August 3 - 31, 2012
Wendy Little and Chris Blank
In the month of August Saugatuck, MI’s The Timmel Collection and the Saugatuck Garden Center for the Arts will be featuring the original photographs (and paintings) of South Bend IN's Wendy Little and Jackson MI's acrylic paintings of artist Chris Blank.
Wendy Little is a painter, photographer, and musician. Her paintings, which are acrylic, are influenced by the Impressionists, while her photography is inspired by old Hollywood.
"Intially, Wendy's dark Gothic images caught my eye, but as I looked further at her work, I was also impressed by her bright, colorful landscapes," remarked Dacre C. Stoker, Author, and Great Grandnephew of Bram Stoker, Author of "Dracula." Artist Shannon Mac Donald commented, "I love Little's dark pieces. They remind me of the old horror films, where your imagination takes you to the depths of ultra-fright." Little's influences range from Claude Monet to the Brothers Grimm.
Chris Blanks work will be featuring original acrylic and mixed-media paintings. A love of art has always been a part of Chris’ life. Talented artistic family members are found on both sides of his lineage, all of which have been an influence on him one way or another.
“I am partial to acrylic paint on canvas and the use of vibrant color. Most often I start with a standard brush and begin my first layer with colors which seem to choose themselves; as the layers begin the variety of tolls I use could be anything … a palette knife, a pencil, tissue paper, burlap, or even the opposite end of the paintbrush in hand; the enjoyment of developing mixed media projects is that I can use any medium the canvas tells me it needs.”
With that I create depth in each piece and do this with layers or a complete under-painting creating shadow and dimension. The challenge is to make it seem as though the medium is actually floating.”
Having traveled extensively, the world has opened up a world of bright color for Chris. The exposure to new styles has encourages growth and the opportunity to experiment in work not deemed ‘traditional’ or ‘safe’ while not placing his own style in jeopardy, but only broadening his creative process.
Exhibition will open Friday, August 3 at The Timmel Collection located at 133 Main Street in the heart of historic Saugatuck. The Gallery is open from 10AM to 5PM daily. For more information contact the Gallery at 269 857 7274 or to see images of all works in the show click on Wendy or Chris..
(Above Photograph left is "Hat Farm,” a 16" x 20 by Wendy
and "Boys With Balls," right, a 16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas by Chris)
September 2012 Exhibition
September 7 - 30, 2012
Darren C. Jones
Please see (click on) Darren C. Jones
New Works by Chicago Artist Darren Jones
In the month of September Saugatuck, MI’s The Timmel Collection and the Saugatuck Garden Center for the Arts will be featuring the original acrylic paintings of Chicago artist Darren Jones.
Darren Jones is an artist who captures nature’s beauty in paintings which evoke emotion and a sense of humanity. Born in Canada, he is a self-taught artist who enjoys working in oil and acrylic mediums on canvas. He is frequently asked how he began painting. From a young age he has always known that he has the soul of an artist but it wasn’t until one summer day in 2004, while going to movie, he passed an art store. He did not go in but noticed a “starter” oil painting kit in the window for sale. Intrigued, he returned to the store after the movie and made the purchase and one that he will never regret. He began painting that evening and has not put his brush down since. On March 6, 2009 after being laid off from his executive position with a Travel publication, he has taken the leap to pursue his passion full time!
“Nature and the beauty that surrounds us inspire my soul, my thinking and my artwork.” Natural landscapes, gardens, flowers and water heavily influence his work. Growing up, fond memories of his mother’s gardens and how she tended to them so gently and they have been the inspiration for many of his paintings. Traveling frequently, Jones is often moved by novel surroundings. “Many of the world’s natural wonders such as storms, sunsets and sunrises act as a muse for my work.” All of these elements help him create works that are impressionistic and contemporary in style.
With his current collection, he tries to evoke a sense of place, peace and calm within one’s soul. With many of his new pieces, he has incorporated delicate papers, wood fibers and sand mixed with acrylic paints to create a greater depth to his work.
Jones is a supporter of many organizations and charitable events. He helps raise funds through his art for groups that support children, treat mental illness and AIDS/HIV. Jones’ work is featured in galleries and private collections across North America, in Europe, Australia and the Middle East.
Exhibition will open Friday, September 7 at The Timmel Collection located at 133 Main Street in the heart of historic Saugatuck. The Gallery is open from 10AM to 5PM daily. For more information contact the Gallery at 269 857 7274 or to see images of all works in the show by Darren go to Darren C. Jones.
(Above Painting is “Golden Fields” a 36" x 48" Acrylic on Canvas)
The Timmel Collection has over 140 artists working in many different mediums. In 2012, there will not (necessarily) be a set show schedule ... just a featured artist every month and fine art by all artists at reasonable prices. Click on Upcoming ...