Brushes of Barriere recently announced they will be hosting an acrylic painting workshop with well-known B.C. artist Marilyn Timms on July 7 and 8, 2018, at the North Thompson Agriplex. Timms is a highly respected artist and has been facilitating popular painting workshops for many years.
Born in London, Ontario, Timms, an army brat, moved around Canada until settling in British Columbia. For more than 30 years, Timms has been perfecting her ability to draw and paint. She says that workshops and seminars with great painters have helped her move forward in this process, but in the main she considers herself self-taught. After many years of life drawing, she found her passion for painting with traditional oils. Unhappily, a severe allergy to the binders used in oils forced her to look at other mediums, including the new acrylic paint, pastels and finally, watercolors.
A weekend workshop in watercolor techniques was all it took and she was winning awards. Feeling the urge to explore a new medium again, Timms turned a second time to acrylic paint and found a second, award-winning love. Timms has been awarded the Barse Miller Memorial Award at the American Watercolor Society’s 136th Annual International Exhibition in 2003 in New York City, NY, USA. She has had her paintings accepted into the Societe Canadienne de l’Aquarelle Annual Watercolor Exhibition, Brossard, Quebec, Canada in 2002; the Canadian Society for Painters in Watercolors OPEN WATER Juried Exhibition Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2000 and more. She exhibits mostly in Western Canada, and credits include a solo exhibition in the South of France. Timms was awarded full signature membership in the Federation of Canadian Artists in 1993. In 2005, Timms attained full signature membership in the Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto, Ontario.
Timms says, “Being creative is not simply carefully crafting form and design, creativity builds on opening up to brand new ways of seeing. Everything in life is creative so, when one listens to life, new ideas and ways of expressing oneself appear. Life keeps teaching me that the subject is of minimal importance but the exploration of what occurs when paint and water mix, now that is huge. As a teacher, my job is to excite the student.”
To see Timms’ work go to: www.timmsfineart.com. The Brushes of Barriere Marilyn Timms Acrylic Painting Workshop has room for 14 participants with “any level of painting experience”.
Cost is $180 for the two day event. Deadline to book a spot is Apr. 15, 2018. For more information or to reserve a spot contact Bob Bambrick at: 250-672-9541 or email: robertbambrick@hotmail. com.