09 May RECEPTION for Mark Timmis: One Man Show by Mark Timmis at Meyer Najem
From 5 PM to 8PM
At Meyer Najem Construction
11787 Lantern Rd, Fishers, IN 46038
Les Reinhardt / firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the artist behind the exhibit at his free public reception on Friday, June 2 from 5-8pm in the 2nd floor Meyer Najem Gallery.
Mark Timmis has been involved in the arts since the 1970s. After attending Indiana University for undergrad, he received his Master of Arts degree from Western Michigan University. He taught as an art professor in Evansville before transitioning into the IT field.
Timmis took a 15-year hiatus from exercising his artistic abilities before moving back into it as a hobby. Having wanted to get back into art for some time, he got a small studio at The Stutz in Indianapolis and decided to see where his creativity would take him. Some of his first pieces are included in his Mark Timmis: One Man Show exhibit and were inspired by artist Robert Motherwell.
Being a very process-oriented person, Timmis feels that is where his worlds of technology and art connect. “Painting for me is creating a problem and solving it, plain and simple,” he says. “While it brings a lot of satisfaction, it can also bring terror.”
Timmis doesn’t begin creating any of his paintings with an end in mind; he embraces the present moment and loves to see what surprises will come along the way when he allows himself to be in the flow, focusing fully on his creations and playing around with different types of paints, textures, techniques, and colors in each piece. He embraces the belief that his artwork is the only thing in his life that he can honestly say is all him.
“Our experiences inform every aspect of us, and I make art to fill a place in me that belongs only to me,” Timmis says. “A place where no one can tell me what is right or what is wrong. I own it. It is me, and I am it.”
See the exhibit in person in the 2nd floor gallery of Meyer Najem during regular business hours. All works are for sale, and can be purchased by scanning the QR code in the gallery.