Viewing a piece of art, is viewing a piece of an artist's soul!
The Art of Tim Dobert:
Why do I paint?
I spent 25 years in Law Enforcement. I needed something to help me deal with the stress of work. So I started painting. I found that I could escape into my paintings, to take a blank canvas and create something of beauty. It was a form of self therapy that brought me peace.
When I retired I decided I wanted to devote my energies to my art. I wanted to create pieces that helped others escape the stress of daily life as well. Even if just for a short time.
Each piece is a moment in my life, a time when I was thinking of something, someone, or someplace. A feeling I was having at that moment that inspired me to paint that painting at that moment.
I hope that my work can help be that escape to someplace special for someone else, a moment of peace, a fond memory, even if for just a short time.
Growing up I learned to appreciate art at an early age. I first learned how to draw and understand lines, shadowing and blending. Then progressed to painting with oils. Learning from artists like Beaupre, Ginzburg, and Christenson. I have a background of martial arts, Buddhism, a love for the East, wildlife and Jazz music. So all of this naturally reflects in a lot of my work. My work takes you on a journey in search of your inner self. Now retired from Law Enforcement, I have decided to dedicate my time to my passion for painting. And sharing that passion with you. I live in upstate New York with my wife Kate and our three sons.