January 17, 2017 through May 17, 2017
Canyon Country Library
18601 Soledad Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
Uncle Tim’s World of Birds is a series of 16×20 acrylic paintings, each united by a common theme or locale. Initial inspiration was provided by a squawking Western Scrub Jay perched on a branch of an ancient live oak in Ventura County. The project involved chasing birds around as well as very extensive research conducted through a vast number of libraries in no fewer than five Southern California counties. The artist dedicates these paintings to these wonderful organizations and the competent people who staff them.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Timothy Doe grew up in an artistic household. His father was a successful illustrator and portraitist who had worked for Walt Disney in the early days, and Tim began dabbling in art at a young age. He soon found that his aptitudes and interests leant themselves to a wide variety of styles, media, and materials, so he put himself on the path to becoming a multi-media artist.
Tim has studied and experimented with Native American design & beadwork, Japanese landscape design, portrait painting, calligraphy, plein air landscapes, clay sculpture, cartooning, framing & matting, and abstract designs, as well as various obscure and little-known techniques and styles. He is a published author, as well as an accomplished self-professed archaist. A former circus advance man, he has travelled the Western U.S. extensively and has been the subject of feature newspaper articles in three different states.
The paintings in this exhibit were done in acrylics and produced over an eighteen month period. all were painted outdoors under shade trees in the natural light, primarily at parks in a wide variety of locales.