“TIM COTTENGIM’S LIFE AND PAINTINGS”
by Bea Garth, copyright 2009
Tim Cottengim’s paintings were often about the brief nature of life combined with a sense of beauty and a gentle self mocking humor as well as at times soul searching angst or anger. I suppose it was only natural, given how sensitive Tim was.
Tim didn’t talk much, however his actions spoke volumes. He was always there helping to set up yet another show at Works or at the Overpass Gallery with Al Preciado, or at the old San Jose Art League or acting as the chef for a potluck or actively participating in a group painting.
However it was in his own work that Tim spoke loudest. His paintings developed into an honest search of the soul that spoke volumes.
It was with both sorrow and love that a crowd of family, friends and acquaintances attended the celebration of this beautiful man’s life in October, 2009 at Al Preciado’s home and gallery (Ten10).
As noted in Chris Arcus piece, there will be a show of Tim Cottengim’s paintings at Works Gallery on Friday evening, November 20th. It should be a night to remember.
For now, enjoy the following paintings — representative of some of Tim’s work in the last few years.
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