Tim Petrinec grew up in Buffalo and has been drawing since he could hold a pencil. He had his first professional art show in Brooklyn, in 2003. A few years later, he was a visual artist at Bonnaroo Music Festival and in 2009, he was 1 of 12 artists chosen from around the United States to compete in an art reality series.
Shortly thereafter, he created commissioned art for Hard Rock International as well as commissioned art for Wesley Schultz of the Lumineers. Tim lives in Charlotte, NC where he paints professionally.
Art should continuously be evolving. Each piece should be a venture into the unknown. The current series titled "2 Dimensional Music" is music based art. Each brush stroke is like a note intended to capture an element of the sound, feel and emotion of a song and placing it on a 2D surface.
Other pieces in the collection show intense realism, intended as an invitation to connect more deeply with the subject.
For the rest of January 2021, you can see the much smaller original painting in person at Artisan's Palate in NoDa and the current billboard location if you want to see the giant version is in the Hendricks Mercedes lot on Independence Blvd