Flashback pre-Covid-19: Tim Fowler's ‘IMPACT’ exhibition
Tim Fowler’s ‘Pop Art’ portraits are captured with fast energetic brush marks in a vibrant, rich colour palette. He uses abstract shapes, bold marks and liberal strokes to create an essence of form. I like his signature palette of pinks and blues, which creates a striking contrast between hot and cold on the canvas.
Silver-screen legends and famous characters featured in the exhibition included Marilyn Monroe, Mohammed Ali and Malcolm X. My favourite was Marilyn Monroe, as I feel it exemplified her character; Deciding to paint from a straight gaze with bold features gives a confident feel, but there is a tenderness in her eyes and the pink hues surrounding her. This portrait combines Monroe's confidence and vulnerability. The rapid, vibrant brush marks may add a psychologically chaotic nature to his portraits.