Dec 2, 2014 - Gallery
has always been color and his primary inspiration
the natural world around him. Everyone enjoys
the beauty of a sunset or the simple elegance of a
flower but he’s rarely felt the need to recreate
it. Nature has already done that so
well. Intensity, harmony, and conflict in
color intrigue him. His preference is the use
of contrasting, saturated color. There are
very few colors, when presented properly that cannot
be used together. Their very conflict makes a
statement and the result is narrative that invites
the viewer to become intimately engaged.
Mac sees his work as a personal interpretation but what you take from it has equal validity. His inspiration is merely a guiding force, not an explanation. Each piece offers a moment of awareness a journey presented in a carefully fashioned interplay of pigments, movement, and texture. Extending reality by exaggeration, distortion, and highlighting its passion. The resulting imagery demands a deeper examination and beckons you into its vivid world of allusion. Whether the theme is social, emotional or psychological, each composition demands analysis. Only then will the hidden world of imagery and symbolism crafted into each piece reveal itself.
When asked to describe his work he calls it Digital Fusion or Digital Painting and his style as Digital Expressionism.
Digital fusion or digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques are applied through the use of a computer, a digitizing tablet, and graphics software. Together they offer a virtual canvas with many of the tools of a traditional visual artist. While Digital Art is still in its infancy it has already become a powerful art form that continues to expand the possibilities of traditional photography.
Mac is a lifelong resident of the Long Island and can trace his family lineage back to the early settlers of the South Shore of Suffolk County. His interest in photography started as a child, crediting it to the influence of several generations before him.
Just Published - Mac Titmus and the Art of Digital Painting by Karin Lazarus in CSA Journal Published
Mac's work is on display in galleries across Long Island in individual, group and juried shows.
Awards and achievements:
Head Judge, Nassau County Comptrollers Office Art & Photography Exhibition, 2014Hutchins Gallery, Brookville, Wounded Warriors Benefit, 1st Place for “Summer Kisses,” 08/14
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “First Place” for “Paint the sky with Summer's Kisses,” 04/14
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “Honorable Mention” for “Floral Contrasts,” 03/14
Art Buzz, The 2014 Collection,” Second place in Graphic Arts 10/14
Briarcliffe College, LI Artists “People’s Choice Award,” for “Tranquility,” 01/14
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “Third Place” for “Gardenia on White,” 12/13
Feature artist in the CSA Journal in 11/13
Briarcliffe College LI Artists “People’s Choice Award,” for “Fiesta,” 12/13
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “First Place” for “of Heaven and Earth,” 11/13
South Bay Art Association, “First Place, “Maternal Bond,” 10/13
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “Honorable Mention” for “Neverending Winter,” 10/13
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “First Place” for “Sizzle,” 08/13
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “Third Place” Morning Impressions,” 03/13.
South Bay Art Association, “Honorable Mention, “Encore,” 05/14
Mac is currently Vice President of the North Shore Art Guild. His additional professional affiliations include The Art Forum of The North Shore Public Library, Patchogue Arts Council, Inc., Guild Hall, Port Jefferson – Northern Brookhaven Arts Council, East End Arts and Humanities Council, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Art League of Long Island, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, National Education Association
"of Waldon Woods"
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this link to his "Gallery."
"Prisoner of Circumstance"
"Come Dry Your Eyes"
"Dahlia with texture"
"Visons of Persephone"
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