Tim had an interest in art since his early years which led him to New York City to study art at Parsons School of Design. After graduating from Parsons, Tim went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Art from Adelphi University. He then embarked on a 22 year long career working in New York as an illustrator, graphic designer and creative director. He did marketing, branding and advertising for high-end fashion, fragrance and cosmetic companies such as Christian Dior, Victoria’s Secret, Elizabeth Arden, Revlon, Clinique, Escada, Sephora, Bali, Ralph Lauren Intimates, Hanes Hosiery and Avon. His work revolved around images of beautiful women which can be seen today in his abstract figurative work.
Eventually, Tim decided to concentrate on painting full time. Lured by southwest Florida’s reputation as a thriving and vibrant art market, Tim relocated to Naples in 2003. Tim is best known for figurative abstract’s in oil, acrylic and mixed media on canvas and acid-free boards. His figurative paintings reflect the 22 years of experience in NYC. His style involves an exploration of the interaction between texture, expressive brush strokes, vibrant color’s and the human figure, and he employs this same unique approach when painting other motifs, such as landscapes, wildlife and still life’s. The net result is paintings that allow viewers to see multiple facets and dimensions in and throughout his oeuvre or body of work.
Tim’s newest series of work involves 3-dimensional compositions that change as the viewer moves across the canvas. “My figures blend into their backgrounds anyway, so the evolution of 3D only made sense,” Parker explains. However, he won’t disclose the techniques he employs to make his paintings change from pure abstract’s into figurative compositions and back again.
Tim is familiar to the thousands of art enthusiasts who frequent the art festival circuit. In 2009, Tim was not only juried into ArtFest Fort Myers, he was chosen as the poster artist for the festival. He went on to earn the distinction of becoming the festival’s “top seller ever by a big margin” (according to event organizers). He has also served as a judge for various group art shows, and his representation in the gallery world is continually evolving and expanding.
Parker is a member of the Naples Art Association, the United Arts Council of Collier County, the Bonita Springs Art League and Art Alliance Naples.
Tim’s work is collected internationally and can be found in numerous corporate and private collections.