History Fort Lauderdale will present “The Art of Tim Forman: Florida Everglades” from Saturday, July 3, through Sunday, September 26. Forman’s colorful impressionist, environmentally inspired works will be on display at the New River Inn (231 SW 2nd Ave.).
“Tim Forman’s summer exhibitions are one of our largest draws and we’re looking forward to showcasing his masterful landscape oil paintings,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of History Fort Lauderdale. “As a paintbrush historian, he excels at capturing the timeless beauty and serenity of Florida’s hidden treasures. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to experience one of our region’s true talents.”
Forman is the third generation of his family born and raised in South Florida. He first picked up the brush at age 9 under the instruction of Peter Olsen. By 17, Forman was receiving commissions. Primarily a self-taught artist, Forman’s work is the result of dedicated practice. He uses field sketches, plein-air paintings, and photographs to compose his pieces, all painted in layers with both a knife and brush. He creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us. Through his work, Forman seeks to lift the spirits and inspire awe above our day-to-day lives.
“When outdoors, I am drawn to light and the horizon,” said Forman. “My work is influenced by A. E. Backus, who helped me to discover the simple beauty of Florida. I have been painting it ever since.”
Entry to the exhibit is free with general admission, which costs $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military personnel, and children ages 6 and younger. Tickets are available online.
For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online.