About – Tim Desmond

Family - Tim 2011
Tim Desmond first began considering being a painter in the 1950s. He did painting and sculpture in high school and secured an art scholarship from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California in 1964. It was the first art scholarship granted to any student from Madera Union High School. The early art influences were Bob Trestrail, Heinz Kusel, Dean Draper, Walter Witt, and Henry Moore. His career as an artist is not perfect or pretty. He did commercial art for a screen printer in the late 1960s, and did commercial screen printing for his own business in the late 1970s to early 1980s. That turned into doing sign painting for realtors and other businesses. In the 1980’s he had an art broker moving paintings to several buyers, and he had many commissions. That period ended, and while the sales slowed, the painting and work did not. The 1990s and 2000s years were remarkable. He taught art off and on, 1991, 1992, 1997, and again in 2003. While he personally likes abstract expressionism, and raw design, it is difficult to ignore people and the environment. It is hoped that you like some of this work. He considers himself academically trained at California College of Arts and Crafts, though there is always an evolution through the years.

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