“To be a successful piece of art, it simply needs to make someone else feel an emotion, and question why it was done”
Tim Edwards is an American artist, based in Orlando Florida, who has a full-time job but would rather be painting all day.
What he defines as a hobby or spending time when he finishes his workday clearly has a level of detail and dedication that deserves to be highlighted.
As you can see in his works, he stands out for painting the human figure, especially the female figure, with a high emotional level and details around it that tells a story.
In this Q&A Tim Edwards shares with PoseSpace his goals and aspirations as an artist, how his style has changed over the years, what makes his art different from other figurative artists, and more.
Can you tell us about your background and how you got into art?
Like many, I enjoyed drawing as a kid, studying superhero comic books, and trying to emulate my favorite artist. Beginning early on, I wanted to become a professional artist.
What are your goals or aspirations as an artist?
I would really love to build a following and have art become my livelihood. Right now I rely on another job and consider my art as more of a hobby. Hoping to get noticed by a traditional gallery eventually.
What do you think sets you apart from other artists, something very characteristic of your artwork?
Not sure if this sets me apart because, like most, I channel all my emotions into my paintings. I want to try and create a feeling when my work is viewed, and make the viewer respond to the piece and what it means to them. I like to start with the eyes in my pieces, which gives me the basis for the emotion I’m trying to evoke.
How has your style changed over the years?
My style has changed over the past few years because I’ve learned to slow down, let a piece mature and be less forced. I’m more focused on the overall presentation than the timeline. In the past, if I didn’t complete a piece in a few days it likely wouldn’t get finished. Now if it takes weeks, I’m fine with it.
What life experiences have influenced your work?
My ability to paint part-time is a huge influence. I stopped painting for over 25 years due to my career and family. Now, for the past 5-6 years, I’ve committed myself and found my original yearning to create.
What do you think of PoseSpace? Do you have a favorite model?
I found PoseSpace a couple of years ago and have been a big fan. I don’t have the option to use live models and this site really fills the void. The clarity of the images is exactly what I need to build my skills. My favorite models are Nichole Vaunt and Zaza.
Based on your experience, what characteristics should a piece of art have to be considered successful?
To be a successful piece of art, it simply needs to make someone else feel an emotion, and question why it was done. Hopefully to remember it as they move on past seeing it. I’ve been asked why I spend my time doing my painting and for me, it’s not the money, it’s not a choice – I literally need to paint. Hopefully, people see that in my artwork.
My medium is oil paint. As a part-time painter, I need the material to stay workable until I can get back to my easel.
Sitio web: timedwards426.storenvy.com