The Quiet Service and Wonder of Tim Lowly

Tim Lowly painting his tondos in the summer of 2010.

Tim Lowly painting his tondos in the summer of 2010.

I had the privilege of being introduced to Tim Lowly’s work when I was ripe out of undergraduate.  CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) (http://civa.org/) had their bi-annual conference at Biola in Los Angeles where I just was released from, so I attended.  I think I saw his work in a late night slide show, and was struck by its sincerity and tenderness.  I also had become a fan of George Tooker in undergraduate and felt Tim must have had a similar kinship.

I thought it was about time I introduce you to his work here.  He is faithful to update his website and flicker blog, so there is always new projects to see.

I like the humanity of his work as he follows the life of his disabled daughter, his wife, parents, community, and the like.  There is a wonder he evokes in his detailed renditions of a muddy pool of water, an old home, or capturing a fleeting glance.  Lowly’s paintings posses a gentleness and wisdom that seems rare in this day-and-age.

Take some time to enjoy his work:  http://www.timlowly.com/

A large image of Tim Lowly's daughter.  As I recall this was called "Temma on Earth"

A large image of Tim Lowly’s disabled daughter. As I recall this was called “Temma on Earth”

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