||About The Artist :
Tim Ashkar is a multi-cultural artist. Though primarily self taught; in 1978, Ashkar had the honor of studying art under Judith Serbaroli, the daughter of the also renowned Italian artist Hector Serbaroli. "The education I received from Judith was in the classical tradition, with the belief that one paints intelligently and honestly, leaving one’s inner feelings a subconscious attribute" Ashkar says. During that time he learned the technique of painting called alla prima.
Best known for creating the classic painting "The Beauty of Color", Tim Ashkar has many other accolades including artworks for the Pickfair Mansion, murals for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Weekend of 1992, fine art projects for the entertainment industry, and numerous private portraits and commissions. Most of his clients are repeat collectors of his art. Well over a million prints of his art has been sold internationally.
"When I create a new painting, I ask myself what would be a positive influence on society. I tell my models; ‘No make up, I want to see your natural beauty’. I also incorporate a minimum amount of jewelry in a painting so as to not promote materialism. Beauty transcends all classes and cultures."
One of Ashkar’s current projects is "The Beautiful Women Series", in which his goal is to portray women in a positive way showing their independence, beauty and intelligence. Ashkar says, "Through my art, I try to portray the beauty and humanity that all people share."
A successful piece of art will always captivate, always presenting something fresh. Its beauty increases with time, not diminishes