Tim Wilson has been producing folk art and painted furniture for the past twenty-five years in Maine. Though largely self taught as an artist,Tim has an illustration and design background in New York City.
He acquired his appreciation for folk art as a child from his father who enjoyed carving duck decoys in the basement of their family home in Connecticut.
"My father had developed his love of the folk crafts from my grandfather and from close family friend and renowned shore bird carver, Charles 'Shang' Wheeler. When I was a boy, Dad would carve a bird and then hand it over to me to paint. It was a nice collaboration."
Later, Tim became interested in painted furniture and decorative folk art.
"I love the honesty of design and personality of the artisan that is visible in each piece. So much of folk art is a simple desire to express one's self with very little training and without financial resources. It is and always has been a very honest expression of creativity."