Many people don't know his name, but they know his paintings. He's often referred to as "the guy that paints Seattle underwater" or "the artist that paints peaceful post-apocalyptic scenes of west coast cities." Still other people know him as the artist that creates amazing surrealism, so detailed it looks like a photograph. And many had the opportunity to watch him paint at Art Shows in the malls during the 70's, 80's and 90's - his original paintings were of boats, lighthouses, and Pacific Northwest scenes. His artistic career has spanned 42 years, and counting. He is the guy; Tim Wistrom - Artist, and yes, he's still doing it.
"Look at my paintings with a sense of humor and creativity, as my goal is to spark your imagination. Consider a world gone by and a world yet to be. Just Imagine! " -Tim Wistrom
Tim works with acrylic paint on canvas, using paint brushes. He uses no computers, no projectors, no airbrushes, not even a plumbline - only the paint and brushes. Every painting is done completely by hand, the old fashioned way. He self-produces only 2 different images each year in print form. And clients flock to collect his creations, which are popular for their detail and concepts; Tims' thought provoking themes. Most of his paintings are one of a kind originals, which always sell fast - you may see a painting at one show but never again.
In recent years Tim has been participating in Art Festivals from Bellingham, WA to Tucson, AZ and all points in between. Travel is a lifelong love, and often Tim will be traveling for months at a time. While on the road, he finds great spots to spend a few days (or weeks), and pulls out his paints to create on canvas a new scene or idea. In between the 20-30 shows each year, he creates about 20 new originals of various sizes.
Born in Germany to parents in the US Air Force, Tim grew up in Germany, on the East Coast, in San Diego, and Seattle. Although his travels take him all over the world, Washington has been his home for over 25 years.
Giclee (zhee-clay) is a French term, in this case meaning "spray of ink". A giclee is a Fine Art Reproduction on Canvas, from the artist's original painting. Most of us cannot afford to buy an original painting, so giclees are the next best thing. They have the look, feel, and longevity of an original painting for a fraction of the cost. Each is personally signed, numbered, and enhanced by Tim, creating a unique and individual image.