Born August 10, 1969, Tim Cantor is self-taught surrealist artist and writer who began painting in oil at only 5 years of age. The young boy was given an antiquated box of artist materials bequeathed to him by his great grandfather, a man who he never met. Tim’s comprehension with oils was instantly visible, and his obsession began. At 15 years old, he captured early recognition when one of his paintings was acquired for the permanent collection of the White House in Washington D.C.; thereby instigating an immediate demand for his unusual talent. Throughout the following years, his paintings would travel the world with exclusive exhibitions in various locations such asParis, Tokyo, Singapore, Athens, Venice, New York, Beverly Hills and San Francisco. Tim Cantor is also well known for his Art Direction with the Grammy award winning band Imagine Dragons, where recently, he traveled with them on their world tour.
Though his art has been featured in some of the world’s most prestigious art venues, today, the majority of his time is devoted to creating his paintings in the solitude and quietness of night. His meaningful works of art are intertwined with his survival, his desires, and his greatest affections. With the creation of his art, he strives to paint with the discipline of the Renaissance Masters. He fastidiously grinds his own dry pigments and spends up to two years painting each detailed composition by hand; typically layering up to 70 coats of transparent glazes on each work of art. To give explanation to his often complex compositions, he has developed his own writing style that describes much of his profound imagery. offering visitors an up-close look at the artist’s expressive, darkly ethereal original oil paintings and evocative writings.