Tim Erskine’s ‘Circlism’ at UUF Gallery

Tim Erskine’s paintings will be exhibited in Circlism at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in May. An artist reception will take place at the Fellowship Friday, May 12 from 4-6 pm.

The paintings in this show are in a style that Erskine calls “circlism” because he uses an HP pen plotter that mechanically moves an actual pen filled with ink back-and-forth over moving paper. It draws beautiful, black lines that somehow capture the authenticity of hand drawing. The paintings begin on the computer where he overlays circles to define all the boundaries and edges of the subject. The circles are then sent to the plotter. Transparent acrylic color is applied with an airbrush over the ink lines.

Erskine comes from a family of avid hobby photographers dating back to Fred Erskine of Jacksonport, who took many historic photos of Door County after the turn of the last century. Tim Erskine is a painter, photographer, film director, and composer as well as an engineer with medical patents. He moved to Door County from Utah in 2007 with his wife Holly Erskine, co-producer in their multi-media company Night Sky Ventures.

The UU Gallery is located at 10341 Highway 42 in north Ephraim. Gallery hours are 1-3 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and by appointment. For more information call 920.854.7559.



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