Minnesotan Painter's work featured in Besse Gallery

Published: Jan. 15, 2017 at 3:59 AM EST
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The Besse Gallery at Bay College is proudly currently displaying the work of a truly talented artist.

He's Minnesota native Tim Armstrong and his paintings are truly worth taking the time to go see.

Whether you are well versed in the world of painting or a complete novice there is something here for you to appreciate.

The thirteen piece collection, titled "Aesthete", represents Tim's sparse designs and spare pallet,

But to call it a collection is not really true. Tim actually doesn't enjoy naming or categorizing his work. He told me that the display should be called "what Tim did for three years."

Tim has been an artist his entire life but is a carpenter by trade and he sees the geometry of construction in his own works.

I asked him if there were other artist that people might draw parallels to if the wanted to understand his art better or perhaps someone else's work they might enjoy if they like his work.

"If you want to see who my contemporaries are go to a building site and see the guy who does the terrazzo floor or look at the person who does the sheet rock or the mudder who makes the right angle perfect for three hundred feet. Those are my contemporaries and those are the people that i feel most closely linked to." And if you look at his work with that in mind you can definitely see the influence in his work.

Armstrong's exhibition will be available for viewing until February 23rd and is located in the Besse Gallery just outside Besse auditorium at Bay College. There is no charge to view Tim's works.