Artist Tim McMeans

Art is necessary. I have to make art. I teach art and art history to young people because I believe it is necessary. When I look at the world, I do so with an artists eyes and I see artistic potential in everything and everyone. I do not come from a long lineage of artistic greatness. I come from a family of bookbinders, scratch bakers, carpenters and machinists. Not artists in the academic sense, but people that taught me about the craftsmanship, creative problem solving, and the grit that it takes to create something that you in turn share with the world. I carry this lineage with me proudly and my artistic process honors this legacy. When I first began making art as a child it was a visual journal of my life and experiences. My art continues to be a record of my life and observations today. I have chosen animals to represent and visually carry out my experiences and observations. I have always had a deep love of nature and animals in particular. The animals that are represented in my work are there because, in some way, they have enriched my life or hold a very personal meaning to me. As subject matter, the animals serve a symbolic purpose to the message that I wish to convey, however I also take great care to represent the beauty and spirit of each animal. The Greek philosopher Plato had a theory about two planes of existence: one being the ideal and the other, the real. I read about this theory many years ago and it has served as a source of inspiration. In my acrylic paintings, the animals move out of or remain in a frame that I have defined in my work as a plane. I think that we all have visions of an ideal situation, life, or world, but we also live in the reality of the situation or experience. Some of the animals choose to remain in their current plane unwilling to leave, while others choose to venture out and risk a new experience. Sometimes the animal balances between the two, keeping one foot in the ideal and the other in the real. The concept of choice and how we face it holds great interest for me. Tim McMeans was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1973 and he still lives, works, and teaches in the San Antonio area. McMeans works in acrylics and also creates mixed media pen and ink drawings. McMeans completed his BFA at the University of Texas at San Antonio studying drawing, printmaking, and art history. He has appeared in more than 17 group exhibitions and 11 solo shows in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. He has been nominated as the San Antonio Art League and Museums 2016 artist of the year and won the prestigious Julian Onderdonk Memorial Purchase Prize in 2006. McMeans was also awarded the Nancy S. and Charles Cheever Donor Award in 2011 by the San Antonio Art League and Museum. McMeans work hangs in both national and international collections.



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"Onward and Outward"

"Onward and Outward"

Onward and Outward by Tim McMeans Acrylic, Ink and Paper on Wood, 10 inches x 10 inches. This painting usually ships within 1 to 2 business days....
$500.00

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"The Sound of Wind"

"The Sound of Wind"

The Sound of Wind by Tim McMeans Acrylic, Ink and Paper on Panel, 10 inches x 10 inches. This painting usually ships within 1 to 2 business days....
$500.00

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"To Take Wing, Restoring Perspective"

"To Take Wing, Restoring Perspective"

To Take Wing by Tim McMeans, Original Acrylic, Ink and Smoked Stained Paper on Wood 12 inches x 16 inches. This painting usually ships within 1 to 2...
$800.00

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"Away, No Less"

"Away, No Less"

Away No Less by Tim McMeans, Original Acrylic, Ink and Smoked Paper on Wood, 12 inches x 16 inches. This painting usually ships within 1 to 2...
$900.00

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"Dramatic Pause"

"Dramatic Pause"

Dramatic Pause by Tim McMeans, Original Acrylic, Ink and Smoked Stained Paper on Wood 20 inches x 12 inches. This painting usually ships within 1 to...
$900.00

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"Thoughts Escape"

"Thoughts Escape"

Thoughts Escape by Tim McMeans, Original Acrylic, Ink and Smoked Stained Paper on Wood 14 inches x 14 inches. This painting usually ships within 1 to...
$900.00

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"Thoughts of a Return"

"Thoughts of a Return"

Thoughts of a Return by Time McMeans, Original Acrylic, Ink and Smoked Stained Paper on Wood 12 inches x 15 inches. This painting usually ships...
$900.00

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"Finding Solace in Space"

"Finding Solace in Space"

Finding Solace in Space by Tim McMeans, Original Acrylic, Ink and Smoked Stained Paper on Wood 24 inches x 36 inches. This painting usually ships...
$2,000.00

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"Tuning Out The Noise"

"Tuning Out The Noise"

Tuning Out The Noise by Tim McMeans, Original Acrylic, Ink and Smoked Stained Paper on Wood 24 inches x 18 inches. This painting usually ships within...
$2,400.00

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"Unwavering Defiance"

"Unwavering Defiance"

Unwavering Defiance by Tim McMeans, Original Acrylic, Ink and Smoked Stained Paper on Wood 24 inches x 18 inches. This painting usually ships within...
$2,400.00

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