Tim started painting in 1973 when his wife enrolled him in a painting class. Originally doing large studio paintings in oil on canvas with palette knife in the late 1980's he went searching for a new direction for his art. He journeyed to Catalina Island to observe a plein air group painting on location. He was instantly hooked. A world traveler, his Early California painting style captured the essence and beauty of his native California as well as the many foreign lands he has visited. His travels have produced paintings from Hawaii to the East Coast, Mexican Riviera, Europe, the Caribbean, East Africa, the South Pacific and South and Central America.
Timothy Genet is an artist born and raised in Southern California.
2014 Man Made, Coperwood Artware, Orange, CA
2010, 2012 Man Made, Copperwood Artware, Orange, CA
2007 Taught 'Introduction to Plein Air Painting'
Santiago College, Orange, CA
2007 Still Points, Copperwood Artware, Orange, CA
1997 Nature, Reconstructive Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
In 2006 his painting took another turn. Tim began painting 'Expressive Figurative' work. Drawn back to using a pallet knife his focus is on color and texture, eliminating facial features and many details. The goal is to give enough information so the viewer will be able to complete the story himself.
Tim is most inspired by Edourd Manet, Eugene Boudin, Robert Henri and Richard Diebenkorn as well as local masters the late Ken Auster, Kathy Jones, and Hugo Rivera.
Today, Tim is trying new styles and ideas. While he still works in oils he is utilizing other mediums, and is currently concentrating on painting and abstracting the figure. "Always moving forward with a lot of passion and a lot of paint!"
2007 - present Quorum Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2005 - 2016 Copperwood Artware, Orange, CA
2011 - 12 Art for Design
2009 Guest Artist, Engard Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
2005 Guest Artist, Gary's Island, Newport Beach, CA
2001 - 2002 Quorum Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2001 -2002 Portico Gallery, Montecito, CA
1998 - 1999 Ed Giardina Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
1996 - 1997 Reconstructive Gallery, Santa Ana, CA