Tim Gustard is a master of illusion. He provides
us with insights into his personal world and appeals to our
senses: vintage Moet, fruits, cheese, chocolates, together with
exquisite examples of fine glass, silver and porcelain.
His works are mostly small and highly detailed. He selects
carefully considered arrangements of objects and sets about
creating their textures, reflections and shimmering surfaces.
Although we can see the influence of Chardin and the early Dutch
masters on his art, his style is highly distinctive and very
much his own.
Having trained at art school in the 1970's, Tim's
career started to take off about 20 years ago, almost by accident.
He was not naturally drawn to still life subjects; indeed it
was something he resisted. Then one day his wife requested a
painting and presented him with fruits and other items that
she felt would make a good painting. He struggled at first but
was surprised to discover a great satisfaction as he experienced
the work taking shape.
This was the turning point. He immersed himself completely
in the genre and his work was accepted for exhibition at the
Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute, the Royal
Scottish Society of Watercolour Painters. He also became a member
of the Miniature Art Society of Florida.
See also Tim Gustard's Early Works currently available for sale
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