Carnegie Visual Arts Center

Current Exhibition

“Oil and Water” by Tim Stevenson

November 17, 2015 – January 9, 2016 — 
This solo exhibition of over 60 recent works features paintings by Florence, Alabama artist Tim Stevenson. Tim captures the peaceful vistas of the Tennessee Valley, as well as, vivid still life and thoughtful figurative paintings in watercolor and oil.

Tim Stevenson’s artistic influences date from age three when a neighbor (his Dad’s first cousin’s wife, Louise Finch Stevenson) bribed him with oatmeal cookies to copy her own drawings. His intermittent excursions into art, including cartooning, eventually led to a career in fine art as well as advertising, illustration  and billboard painting along the way. For more than forty years he has been pursuing fine art. For nine years Tim taught painting and drawing at his namesake art studio and school. Devoting most of his time to painting now, he is also teaching a small group of students twice each month.  For more information about Tim Stevenson and his art, see

Artist Statement
“Like most artists, my path has been a meandering one with one constant: I have been making art professionally for more that forty years with only minor interruptions. The seed was planted early on and the excitement and challenge of trying to express the sensation of being alive has never diminished. I have found over time that the true value of art lies in its effect on the human heart and mind, its inherent soulfulness and it’s ability to stimulate thought.” — Tim Stevenson