Tim Coleman Wins Best of Theme Award in February 2022 Members Show

Tim Coleman, an artist and resident of El Cajon, California, has won the Best of Theme award in the continuingly competitive February 2022 San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Member’s exhibition “Simple Pleasures”, an in-gallery show of the SDWS at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San Diego, CA. Bartlett’s painting entitled “American Picker” was selected by prominent local artist and juror Thomas Franco for this honor, out of over 200 entries. Franco said of  the painting, “It is whimsical! This painting is a really fun thing. I think it captures the theme of the show perfectly.”

Tim Coleman majored in art and journalism at Southwestern College and San Diego State University. While at Southwestern, he was the editorial cartoonist. After college he did not pursue an art career, but worked in the architectural paint industry for 40 years. He retired in December 2021. One of his retirement goals is to focus more time on his art and expand his skills. For the past five years he has attended Drew Bandish’s watercolor classes at Grossmont Adult School, and credits Bandisch with great Drew has been very instruction and supportiveness for his work. Coleman says that painting is more of a hobby for him, not a business, and his work can be found on his Instagram account, timcoleman1479.

The SDWS Gallery Exhibit will run through Sunday February 27, 2022 at the SDWS gallery at 2528 Dewey Road in Liberty Station. Paintings can be viewed and purchased from the gallery as well as on the SDWS website at https://www.sdws.org/galleryart.php?cat=6992.

American Picker by Tim Coleman

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