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/