c.2019 oil on panel
(Bound with 18th century Louis XIV carved frame, with/artist hand-painted motif)
9.75in. x 8.75in. ±24.8cm. x 22.3cm. w/frame
Nefertiti has had a lasting perception of beauty that has lived on through centuries, crossing cultures and conflicts. This is a painting that gives prominence to that mix of humanity. The features of Nefertiti, English formality, Flemish textiles set inside an original 19th century frame.
Like Child, Like Man
oil on panel . c2012.
uf. 30in. x 20in. ±45.7cm. x 30.5cm.
"Like Child, Like Man portrays the artist's own awareness to his disorderly ways of thought. Three red horses are the metaphor for three minds in one. The leopard is the fight, the fight to keep them in order. A man, a child, flank the painting with a decision of intellect. Which is more wise; the mind of a child or the mind of an adult?
The Royal See
oil on panel . c2016.
uf. 18in. x 10in. ±45.7cm. x 25.4cm.
First displayed in New York at Tim Cantor's Sweet Favour & Fiend Exhibition. Now this painting is on exhibit in Amsterdam. Its astounding detail makes it an intriguing work that holds a stare. Its meaning; that is a mystery.
oil on panel . c2017.
uf. 18in. x 18in. ±45.7cm. x 45.7cm.
Tim Cantor's portrait of Manon is influenced by his remembrance of L'histoire de Manon, the ballet adaptation of this nineteenth century opera.
Her hands are dear in this painting, telling the hardships and tragedies of her story. Yet the primary message from this painting is the profound affect that the production had on the artist.
c.2017 oil on panel
(bound with Italian carved frame (Venice)
12.75in. x 10.75in. ±32.4cm. x 27.3cm. w/frame
Ingénue was partly inspired by a sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The body; derived from a sculpture, had the pose of something relatable. The head-dress and concealed crest was from imagination. Tim Cantor tells a hidden scene in this painting. One of an undefined infatuation, that one can sense their own through.
oil on panel . c2012.
uf. 24in. x 18in. ±45.7cm. x 61cm.
Blue Fin is the portrait of a historical Japanese figure. From memory, this painting came after a venture to Kyoto. Tim Cantor was motivated by the respect to aged culture, and how Japan holds dear to it. His imagination mixed with the reality of his experience made for this intense work.