Little Rock artist to speak at Art League meeting Sunday

Tim Jacob, a Little Rock artist, will be the guest speaker at the Pine Bluff Art League’s meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building, 211 W. Third Ave.

Newly elected president Ruby Poteet will preside.

Jacob recently had a one-man show at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. His art features scenes from the Arkansas Delta and most recently street scenes, which reflect the lights of the city at night. He is compared to the style of Impressionistic Pointillism, but prefers the term “puddle painting” with watery overlays to convey color.

Jacob said, “I find the technique a way to have fun while painting. The technique came to be quite by accident, after spilling a splash of coffee one morning. It is also extremely economical for the standard starving artist.”

He added his fascination with the Delta: “It is stark, empty, desolate, and lonely in the winter and busy and vibrant in the summer, and serene and peaceful in all seasons.”

“Recently, I’ve concentrated on traffic scenes, especially night traffic during and after rain. We view so much of the world from our car and the mixture of natural and artificial light is always interesting. I am self-taught but continue to be inspired by artists everywhere,” Jacob said.

The meeting is open to the public, and those interested in art are encouraged to come and hear the speaker. He had made quite an impact on Pine Bluffians who saw his show, according to a League spokesman.

Members are reminded to bring recent art for the Artist of the Month competition. There will be refreshments and a short business meeting after the demonstration.