Interview with Member Artist Tim Gallegly
What is your medium and why did you choose it?
I draw faces of the Southwest using colored pencils, pastels and ebony pencil. I like having control of the fine point.
How long have you been making art?
I started in Grade School and later High School projects for different organizations i.e Cheerleaders, the Band and Drama club.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Living in Albuquerque area and El Paso, I was close to many Indian Reservations and also Cooper Canyon in Mexico. The faces of the Southwest are so full of expression and are weathered by the outdoors.
What does you studio look like?
My dining room table. All I need is strong lighting and a good Hallmark movie.
What is your favorite time of day to make art?
Night time seems to be best for me, when I relax and have time to sit and concentrate.
Do you listen to music or have complete silence when you work?
Sometimes music or a good movie!
Describe your creative process.
I like to try to do a grouping of different aged faces. Sometimes I like to work from the eyes out or start with wild and crazy hair------
What else would you like people to know about your art?
I like doing portraits of children for parents or grandparents, usually doing them black and white with a spot of color.