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Artist of the Month - Tim Prost

I have been painting for about twenty years. I usually paint in watercolor on paper or acrylic on hardboard. My primary style is realist landscapes and seaside subjects. I love to take my camera with me whenever I am out and about in my travels. I always take my inflatable kayak with me so I can get out on the water to get a different perspective of the subject from the seaside view. Usually, I use the photos in my studio at home to compose a sketch and the transfer the lines to paper or canvas coated hardboard media to complete the painting.
I retired from federal civil service after 33 years of service working for the US Army in logistics and procurement. Also, I am retired from the US Army Reserve after 22 years of service. I was a helicopter mechanic, crew chief, and pilot on active duty and reserve service. I served in Viet Nam and Desert Storm.
Many people have asked me over the years why I took up painting. Well, I tell them that painting keeps me off the streets and out of the taverns at night. Joking aside, I enjoy and look forward to the “process” of painting. By that I mean, finding a subject to paint, doing a value/composition sketch, completing a detailed sketch on watercolor paper or canvas, and finally painting the scene to completion. I look forward too many years of painting scenes that catch my interest.

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