|Portrait of a Cow by Tim Gagnon|
An oil painter, Gagnon’s work includes rural landscapes, wooded scenes and whimsical images such as “Portrait of a Cow.” Voted one of the “Top 50 Emerging Artists” by Art Business News in 2012, he has also taught painting to over 25,000 students in the United States, both in person and through lessons available online at his website, TimGagnon.com. His work is collected in over 30 countries and has been featured in more than 20 galleries across the United States and Canada.
American Frame’s relationship with Gagnon began as a customer. He needed frames and other art services and was impressed by what we have to offer: reliable two-day order turnaround, an unwavering commitment to quality by handcrafting in the USA, and what Gagnon has called “amazing pricing.”
Like all artists, Gagnon doesn’t simply accept what exists in the world: he envisions what could exist. He also looks beyond the surface, to what is less apparent about the world and makes others see these things—light, color, texture—through his work. That sensibility is one of the reasons that collaborating with artists is so rewarding and informative. The creative spirit they bring to their work is reflected in everything they do. Thus, we weren’t surprised when collaborating with Gagnon on a new frame collection proved to be one of the most satisfying projects we’ve undertaken.
Crafted by hand in Italy, the frames in the Tim Gagnon collection all feature complex, hand-applied finishes, including oiled bronze, oiled silver, silver leaf, matte black, warm pecan, detailed beaded black, and two beeswaxed black leather finishes that absolutely captivate the close observer. The profiles’ lines vary, from those with delicate embellishments and classic squared faces to those whose fluid, dramatic lines marry elegance and contemporary flair in a whole new way. The careful proportions and fine craftsmanship of each one make any frame in this collection perfect for plein air painting, heirlooms and memorabilia.