Timothy Hinchliff visits the Guild on October 9!
Special note: The October meeting is the second Tuesday of the month.
Timothy Emerson Hinchliff is a recognized shaman artist, self-trained and tutored in the contemporary folk art tradition known as Yarn Painting. This art form, which can be thought of as ‘soft-mosaics,” is created on waxed, wooden surfaces. Yarn is pressed into the wax to create the design. In his presentation called Yarn Painting – a Folk Art Tradition, Timothy will share the history of Huchihol yarn painting and how he became involved. By demonstrating his work, he will explain how this art form is a teaching tool for mythology and the how his paintings convey environmental understandings.
In the early 1970s, Timothy began his work in finding and redefining this art form, inspired by Hucihol traditions and the work of the late Ramon Medina Silva, known as the father of the yarn painting style. For the past 30 years and continuing today, Timothy has been an artist in residence at Rancho La Puerta in Teacate, Baja California, Mexico. His work is in art collections worldwide.
Timothy grew up in Fallbrook, when avocados still covered the hills. His father found beauty in his garden and expressed himself through the arts. His mother, an anthropologist, had a lifelong love of Mexican art. Timothy received an A.A in Fine Arts at Cabrillo College, CA.
Learn more about Timothy and his art on his website.