Tim Probert is a man whose caught the magic of wide-eyed wonder and childhood adventure. Even in themes that are not intrinsically child based, such as his piece “Everybody comes to Rick’s,” there’s still an inquisitive nature to it that is reminiscent of being a kid again and trying to understand situations that are far bigger than us. We’re all really just kids at heart, trying to figure out how to handle the world we live in. Thats part of the reason I love Tim Probert’s work. I want to go on an adventure. And Tim is taking me there. I’m kind of a sucker for good line-work which may be a theme you all are picking up on, but Tim’s line work is solid. And juicy. But I appreciate that he doesn’t let the line segment things or contain them. His painting allows lines to show up where they’re needed and fade away when they’re not. It’s a beautiful technique. One I need to study more to use effectively. I also get caught up in his color. It’s almost reverently adventurous. Or respectfully powerful. I appreciate the subtlety. In any regards, i’m headed out to face a hoard of dragon endowed gator guards, and Tim Probert is leading the way.
Check out more of his work at the following links. Seriously though. Go.