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TIM EZELL

TIM EZELL

Artist Work

Silver Ring
1995
Oil on canvas
78"x60"
Siren
2011
Oiled Soapstone
8"x10"
Lounge Lizard's Eye View
1995
Oil on canvas
48"x36"

Artist Information

County
Prince George's County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My work is about the figure. I work from models and I try to bring classical sensabilities back into art. I favor the female over the male form but I use both to express my thoughts. I express myself in paint as well as sculpture and prefer to work large where possible. I have a destinct preference for stone, I enjoy the shear physicalness of working with hammer and chisel. I am also attracted to its permanence. In my paintings I use what is called a pure-color palette, that is no blacks or greys. Black , if not used carefully, has a tendency to suck the life out of color so that everything becomes a shade of grey tinted by color. With the palette I use now my work has a vibrancy and energy that I relish. You can almost taste the colors. In drawing I have moved towards the traditional, I have tried to master charcoal. It is one of the most difficult mediums to work with, but it is also very forgiving and the results are well worth the effort. I am currently seeking sites and commissions for monumental sculptures and I look forward to the opportunity to designing fountains, water walls, and park spaces as well.

Artist Bio

Artst's Bio Tim Ezell was born in Illinois to a military family. He moved every four years until his eighteenth birthday when he ran away to sea. He spent five years in the Navy during which time he travelled extensively throughout southeast Asia and Japan. He began his artistic career as a science fiction and fantasy illustrator and has done work for Vortext Comics and Easyrider's Magazine among others. His work has been shown throughout the U.S. including the Deleware Museum of Art and galleries in the southwest and great plains. Tim received his BA in fine art at East Central University, studied theatre at the University of Oklahoma, and worked as an apprentice at the Johnson Atelier. Tim works in stone, metal and paint on canvas. He does occasional printmaking and watercolor as well as drawing in charcoal. "The basis for all art is drawing from the figure." - Tim Ezell.