With an orange-red fire sky behind a skyline of tall blue buildings, FIRE AND WATER, an acrylic contemporary abstract, has been professionally framed and wired. The painting is … [Read more...]
HE SAID, SHE SAID is a very bold acrylic abstract painting, that has been professionally framed and wired for hanging. The scenario of two talking images seems to be a conversation … [Read more...]
Black-framed and wired professionally, this contemporary abstract quad-portioned acrylic painting in teal, gold, rust, and a black and red intersecting line goes well in any modern … [Read more...]
OCEANS APART 1 is the first of 4 abstract acrylic painting of orange and blue shapes outlined in purple hues. This piece, and the other 3 in the series, have been professionally … [Read more...]
In 2011, Pat's abstract acrylic on canvas painting was selected as the winning entry in the DESIGN-A-WINE LABEL Competition, sponsored by Capital Grille Restaurants, in connection … [Read more...]
The Man in Sunglasses depicts a male profile who is wearing sunglasses. The painting also shows gold circles surrounding him. The dark-blue-background abstract acrylic on canvas, … [Read more...]
SMASHED STRAWBERRY 1 and 2, both acrylic on canvas, depict bold red, green, black and purple abstract shapes. The paintings are framed in black and hang well on a wall. … [Read more...]
FRACTURED REFRACTIONS, a Best of Show Winner in a tri-state artist competition, depicts a quilted composition within a composition. A balance of gold, red, blue acrylic paints are … [Read more...]
The bold, bright colors of peppers provided the inspiration for this abstract acrylic on canvas painting. It is multi-directional as the peppers would go when dropped into a sink … [Read more...]
BENEATH A STARRY SKY is an acrylic on canvas abstract painting, composed of big, bold, geometric shapes. It touches on the sea and wind and sky at night. The painting is unframed … [Read more...]
Biography of PATRICIA TIMBROOK
Today, in Wild, and Wonderful West Virginia, artist Patricia Timbrook, has set up shop in the basement of her home, with a quarter-house-sized art studio, that she greatly appreciates for painting large canvases.
Another even bigger studio space, called A+ Contemporary Art & DeSIGNS, llc.,or A+CAD—a fifty-by-twenty-five square-foot room, with a twenty-foot-high metal canopy, opened to the public in 2009. Paired with a signage business, A+CAD, the painting, exhibiting, and selling arrangement worked well for three years. In 2012, Timbrook closed that studio and moved everything back into her West Virginia home.
In 2005, she and her husband moved to Florida. In the new location, one side of the car garage served as her new studio area. It provided an adequate area for setting up easel, tables and the rest of a painter’s arsenal, along with plenty of sunlight by raising the garage door. But the garage door went down when one of the seasonal nuisances arrived, Florida’s ugly and prolific “Love Bugs.”
1 of 20 in the series, Density
From 2005 to 2010, Timbrook created twenty-one abstract drawing compositions in black ink pen on paper. The eight inch by eleven and a half inch series, named Densities, became part of a member group art exhibition at the Manatee Arts Center. She exhibited them also in two other alternative spaces in the Bradenton area.
In the late 80s, her studio in Maryland, had included a school desk, an Ott Light Lamp, and a few art supplies. She had been writing for the children’s literature market, and had decided to illustrate her stories in colored pencils. With each illustration requiring forty or more hours to finish, Timbrook decided to pursue other art venues, which lead to painting with acrylics, a faster and less tedious technique.
But before all of those adult-art-related episodes, back to childhood days, Timbrook remarks, “My first memories of drawing, or coloring, or painting, go back to the early 50s: A hot summer day, on the back porch, sitting at a child’s table, an eight-year old girl carefully colors with crayons. And nothing else matters…”
Patricia Ann Dentinger became the first of three children born to middle-class parents. She, along with her two other siblings, grew up in Western Maryland.
Timbrook, one of the millions of babies born between the late 40s to mid 50s. That new generation, eventually called baby-boomers, experienced becoming “firsts” of many new things in the American culture:
• First to witness astronauts’ trip to the moon;
• First to receive the Polio vaccinations
• First of the Rock and Roll era;
• First to see Walt Disney’s animated movies in Technicolor
• First to see television, dial telephones, and drive-in theatres
In 1958, at the age of 10, Timbrook submitted a sample drawing to Can You Draw This?, an Art Institute magazine advertisement. Her parents received a call from AI, and were set up for an appointment with a representative. Timbrook started the drawing course. But, within a year, she had developed a stomach ulcer, thus ending the course. Nonetheless, she still had aspired to be an artist. In early elementary school and on up through high school years, both teachers, friends, and family helped to flame that aspiration. Her first tangible art award happened in her senior year. Her art teacher, and later friend, submitted her abstract drawing, plus drawings of several other students,in a nationwide senior high art publication. All of her students scored high marks, and had been published.
In the twelve-siblings of the combined paternal Dentinger families, no one exhibited any artistic talents in connection to Timbrook, except for her father, who had shown a creative tendency through carving original toy cars; and an aunt, whose gift-wrapping often brought lots of “Ooos!” and “Ahhhs.”
In 1976-77, Timbrook, her husband, and their six-year-old son, moved to New Tribes Mission Training Center in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, where they spent 18 months studying the bible and learning about primitive tribal work.
With failing health, Timbrook’s husband moved the family back to Maryland, which was where most of their relatives still lived.
Following several surgeries, and after full recoveries, Timbrook pursued writing for the children’s literature market. She wrote the authorized biography of a Professional Cowboy—who turned missionary to the Indian tribes of the West. From Sunup to Sundown, the Story of Nevada Steve Homoki was published 1988 by Bible Doctrines to Live By, Inc. and is now into its 27th year of printing. In addition to writing articles and stories for children, Timbrook found ways to connect art to them.
In the late 80s to early 90s, she took an illustration class at a local college. That course helped her to hone her drawing skills and that lead to private lessons with that same instructor, a children’s book illustrator herself. The writing and the illustrating work at that time helped prepare Timbrook for projects. She attended many seminars and conferences, some hosted by the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, some hosted by other organizations, one having been the Christian Writers Association. At one such conference Timbrook met a writer and an editor with whom she eventually teamed up to produce a 32-page magazine for kids, TRAILS & TREASURES, The Christian Magazine for Kids 8-12.
Timbrook, a member of a local art group called the 4As, worked together with several other members and with ROCKY GAP GOLF & RESORT, to exhibit and sell their art works throughout the main entrances and hallways. For about 4 years, the art sold generated thousands of dollars. The art was removed when a new company purchased the building. The mission of the 4As was not only to promote local artists; it was also to provide scholarships for area high school art students.
Apart from the art group involvement, Timbrook shared with high school art students to dream big and work hard. Her gallery, A+CAD, hosted an art contest for local high school students. Throughout the years, she has donated her art prints to school auctions, and for local charities.
Timbrook’s pre-inspiration happens in a couple of ways. Open the computer, and Google search—maybe the top fifty 21st century contemporary visual artists. She reviews and enjoys their works. Often, she narrows the field to the bests of abstract painters, like Hans Hofman; the Irish cubist, Evie Hone; Lee Krasner, wife of Jackson Pollack, and many, many more. For Timbrook, those sleuth-like internet trips, is a “refresh button” for quicker inspirations. Additionally, a place that inspires her, is her studio with paint smells, privacy, and windows that reveal a lake and trees and sky.
Abstract, not representational, became style into which Timbrook has captured her passion, and like a conduit, is projected through what shapes get onto the canvas. Her subject matter sometimes unfolds as the painting progresses. For example, when she primed a 60” x 48” gallery canvas in black gesso, immediately, she decided the subject seemed right for a nighttime composition, from which PILLOW TALK grew into a conceptual abstract painting.
Timbrook’s dedication of PILLOW TALK to Bryan and Natalie Bolt, July 12, 2015
Timbrook defines her technique as works-in-progress that she continually tweaks. When the tweaking does not need anything else, she finishes details of the painting and readies it for the art market.
Timbrook is a current member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.
• In 2003 Timbrook was awarded “Best of Show” for her abstract acrylic, “Fractured Refractions,” from the Allegany Area Art Alliance, of Cumberland, Maryland.
• In 2004, her painting, “Moon Cry,” placed First in another Maryland art competition.
• In 2005, her painting, “Table for One,” received an honorable mention in a painting art competition sponsored by an art organization in the Ozarks.
• In 2006, Timbrook received an award from the ISAC of Florida for her abstract painting, “Beach Commotion; “
• In 2011, out of 500 + entries, Timbrook’s “Pairings,” an abstract acrylic painting was awarded the winning entry for the “Design a Wine Label National Competition.” Their vineyard, Atalon, produced the wine. The painting was given to the Kendall Jackson family, Napa Valley, California.
• In 2008, The International Society of Artists and Designers, ARTROM GALLERY GUILD, selected and published Patricia Timbrook, for its featured ARTWORKS Home page.
• In 2011, Cheers, the Beverage Business Magazine for Full-Service Restaurants and Bars, May 2011 issue, published the article about the “Design a Wine Label Competition,” of which her abstract acrylic painting, Pairings, was selected for Atalon Vineyard’s 2011 cabernet sauvignon.
Also, the Capitol Grille Restaurants widely advertised the charity event in all of its restaurants, and the exclusivity of the wine with donations per bottle going to Save Our Strength.
• Featured at the end of that publication piece, ARTROM Network Founding Director, Elizabeth Genovesi, said, “Pat Timbrook’s work always involves an interesting expression of space, whether in her Density Series of pen and ink or her highly colorful abstract paintings. You can almost feel the sensation that moves her to create a depth, to offer the viewer the ability to move within the work, to explore, to feel a sort of freedom within the composition. Wonderful!”
• From 2005-2010, she painted a plastic, six-foot gecko, whom she had named Artie, in donation to a fundraiser auction for The Art Center in Bradenton, Florida. Artie brought in a tidy sum at the “Gecko Fest.” Artie, and all of the other purchased geckoes, got new homes around Bradenton, having been placed on the outsides of government buildings, restaurants, and businesses.
• Another outside artwork by Timbrook, her painting, Wild Circles, was selected for exhibition at in a street art festival in California.
Ever since Timbrook was a little girl, people have praised her artistic abilities.
Throughout her school years, (apart from making As in art), she enjoyed using art for prom decorating, for making posters, or for other art-related assignments.
Her “quiet art era,” or the non- painting period, spanned from the ‘80s to the ‘90s when she had focused on writing for the children’s literature market. Not yet painting, she pursued art in a variety of new ways. For example, she founded FOUNTAIN PUBLISHING, LLC, to publish and co-edit, TRAILS & TREASURES, the CHRISTIAN MAGAZINE FOR KIDS 9-12. Drawing upon professional illustrators and children’s literature writers provided opportunities to expand her knowledge of the expanding Christian marketplace.
Since the 70s, Timbrook’s husband, son and daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren have traveled nationally and internationally to a host of cities, due to meetings and events associated with the automotive industry. Apart from that, Timbrooks plan a family-only trip annually.
Hosting many missionary friends for over forty some years, has kept the Timbrook home busy and fun.
Since 2014, Timbrooks partnered with City Reach Networks, a growing organization that provides help and hope for addicts of all kinds. They were directly involved in the purchasing and remodeling of an empty church to establish City Reach Church in Cumberland, Maryland, and a two other facilities, HOPE HOME for men, and HOPE HOPE for women.
Timbrook considers herself to be a full-time artist today, a mission with purpose and joy. At the same time, she engages in her family’s lives, community events, and church activities. She enjoys opportunities to connect people to various art genres, especially all three of her grandchildren. She has painted with them while they young and introduced them to other avenues of art. She stated, “One english thesaurus defines the word mission in three distinct ways which dittoes Timbrook, as well.
• MISSION— Assignment: to enlighten other people to what her art means.
• MISSION—Delegation: to help other artists to hone their skills and to continue their journies.
• MISSION—Call: to pursue her own God-given abilities and talents.
My creativity “clock” starts ticking when I switch from physical tasks to imagining what colors and shapes I might paint on that next blank canvas. Sometimes, resorting first to a few sketchy pencil designs works. Other times, I paint one main abstract shape and go from there, that method being the emotional drive not a logical one. The fact that I can pause anywhere in that process— for an hour, or a day—and return to the piece, most often with the same desire and passion, baffles, yet, excites me at the same time.
All throughout my life, I learned art skills and techniques from a number of art teachers, my high school ones more so than from the others. In the late 80s, a professional college instructor and children’s book illustrator mentored me for several years. I improved in the basic concept of Subject-Capturing; however, I discovered that even more important was this: instead of only subject-capturing, is Capturing the Subject, and that would make the painting breathe. My aim is to provide others with an art “take-away,” a sense of curiosity, or satisfaction, or hopefully, love. If so, then art and I come full circle.
“Enjoy visually, expand mentally, and sense deeply.”
• Taught Sunday School classes in a number of churches for grade school to high school age levels.
Published in a variety of children’s magazines, both for the secular and religious markets.
Attended many local, regional, and international writers’ conferences, seminars; and participated in some.
Worked the tri-state area of West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, as Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.
Attended the Los Angeles annual SCBWI conferences.
Reviewed children’s books for a book review company in DC area.
Wrote the authorized biography, From Sunup to Sundown, the Story of Nevada Steve Homoki; published in 1988 by Bible Doctrines to Live By, Inc.
Reprints have been made for over 25 years.
Professionally tutored in illustration by artist Gay Holland.
Selected to write 32 kindergarten stories about values for Keystone Curriculum, one of the departments within the Texas-based educational company, The Flippen Group.
Received several awards, money, and recognitions from painting competitions, regional, national, and international art associations and art websites.
Maintained a professional website in the late ‘90s
Late ‘90s, founder and co-editor of Trails ‘N’ Treasures, the Christian Magazine for Children 8-12, an international publication
Lectured on creative writing in public schools, to writers’ and educators’ groups.
Group art exhibition in (Chelsea) New York, New York.
Exhibited art in three Bradenton, Florida art galleries.
Opened a personal art studio, A+ Contemporary Art & designs.
Worked with a new genre, automotive paints:-pourings on aluminum “canvases.”
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Took a position as the women’s bible teacher for our home church.
Writing for the children’s Christian market.
Writing an e-book for Brian Bolt, founder of CityReachNetworks.org.
• Re-established art career
Fred and I will be celebrating 47 years of marriage on August 31, 2015.
We have one son, Fredrick; a daughter-in-law, Kristin; and 3 very smart grandchildren,
Fredrick, Caroline, and Lauren.
With them, we share supporting in a number of worldwide Christian ministries, both stateside and abroad.
In March, 2015, we helped open another City Reach Church, Cumberland, Maryland, and HOPE HOME for MEN, a program to help free addicts of drugs, alcohol, etc.