The Little Falls Public Library is pleased to announce its upcoming art exhibition by local artist Tim Frazier in the library’s Community Room gallery space. The show will run from February 28th to April 20th, free and open to the public during the library’s regular operating hours. The Community Room is a handicapped-accessible space. Additionally, there will be a reception celebrating the exhibition in the library’s Community Room, free and open to the public, Saturday, April 8th, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.
Tim Frazier is a local, self-taught artist who began painting in December 2019 with his children’s encouragement. After watching what his son must have thought was every Bob Ross episode, he painted his first landscape and immediately fell in love with the prospect of creating something beautiful and inviting from a blank canvas! He then spent countless hours watching various artists on YouTube and learning and applying their techniques. He was fortunate enough to take several classes with the elite artist Wilson Bickford.
Tim was born in Melbourne, Florida, and grew up in Western New Guinea, Indonesia, near Australia. His parents were missionaries assigned there to a cannibalistic tribe called the Asmat. In 1979, he returned to the United States and, in 2001, moved to Star Lake in the Adirondacks. He worked in law enforcement and also served as a pastor of a Baptist Church for several years. Currently, he lives in Frankfort, New York, where he works with the developmentally disabled.
Tim has attended several plein aire festivals where people paint a landscape outdoors, usually in one sitting. One of his favorite places to paint is near a waterfall and bridge in Tupper Lake, New York. He especially enjoys painting landscapes that remind him of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains near his home, where he lived for many years. Anytime he is in the Adirondacks, he is inspired to paint!
He enjoys oil painting over other mediums because, in his opinion, it is the most “forgiving”. The ability to blend or scrape off paint and start over is appealing. He finds the most challenging thing about the “wet on wet” technique taught by William Alexander, Bob Ross, Wilson Bickford, et al, is not creating “mud.”
Tim prefers landscapes over other subjects, partly due to his love of nature. He has painted animal portraits in the past but has not yet attempted any human subjects. He joins his father, who painted many works, including ships or boats, in their love of oil painting. Tim teaches oil painting classes for beginners at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts in Little Falls, New York.
For more information on this and other upcoming library events, you can visit the Little Falls Public Library’s website at www.lflibrary.org, check out the library’s Facebook homepage at http://www.facebook.com/littlefallslibrary, or contact by phone at 315-823-1542.
The Little Falls Public Library appreciates the opportunity to share local arts and culture with the community!