Montana Historic Preservation residency

Mystical Moon Bowl
 oil on canvas

Sacajawea Finds Home, pencil

Virgelle Sticks it Out
oil on panel 

Nevada City, oil on canvas

Tim Holmes was awarded a comprehensive artist-in-residency by the Montana Historic Preservation Alliance in 2016. As a celebration of Montana preservation and the National Parks 100-year anniversary, the residency sent him around the state for most of the summer, painting historic sites and parks. Tim created about 35 works over 5 sites: Glacier Park, Virginia City, Traveler's Rest State Park, Virgelle and Butte. The results are mostly oil paintings, with some acrylic, watercolor, ink and pencil works.

Tim is a sculptor at heart and much of his work reflects a sculptor's eye, which we find in the sculptural shapes of a forest or the shapely movements of whole landscapes, moving as if alive.

Gazing Across History, oil on canvas


VirginiaCity, oil on canvas, shows little change since this 1869 photo.

All works are available for purchase.

Sacajawea's View
oil on panel

Twighlight Wind
oil on canvas board

Three Shades
, oil on canvas

Timeless art for troubled times

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