Solitude at East Glacier
This pastel is an impressionist interpretation from a video by Ben Shaberman, Foundation Fighting Blindness vice president, science communications. Ben’s work for the Foundation often inspires us, but this image, borrowed with permission from his video, moved me to create this work. The painting is a view of the east end of Glacier National Park. Cloud cover is giving way to late day sunlight with slivers of brilliant green on the distant shore of a calm lake, with purple mountains reaching toward the sky and reflecting in the tranquil water.
12” x 9” Pastel
Tim Smith is a legally blind award-winning artist and designer. After a 35 year career in some of the largest design firms in the United States and in his own practice, Tim joined the Cincinnati Art Club and started devoting time to the exploration of new creative endeavors. Tim’s design work has won many national, regional and local awards and has been published in several leading design and business publications. He has served as a juror for international, national and regional design competitions and has authored and contributed to articles on design. In 2008, he was named as a Fellow by the AIGA for significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct, education, writing, leadership and reputation, as well as the practice of design. Tim's approach to painting is informed by the discipline and principles learned from his career in design.
Tim earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design, where he graduated as Outstanding Senior. He later served as an adjunct professor at his alma mater. He has served as president of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness since 2007 and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired.