Tim Ashkar is primarily a self-taught artist. Through out 1978, Ashkar had the honor of studying art under Judith Serbaroli, the daughter of the also renowned Italian artist Hector Serbaroli. “The education I received from Judith was in the classical tradition, with the belief that one paints intelligently and honestly, leaving one’s inner feelings a subconscious attribute” Ashkar says. During that time he learned the technique of painting called alla prima.
Best known for creating the classic painting “The Beauty of Color”, Tim Ashkar has many other accolades including artworks for the Pickfair Mansion, murals for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Weekend of 1992, fine art projects for the entertainment industry, and numerous private portraits and commissions. A partial list of his clients include Dr. Jerry Buss, Dr. Marlon Brooks, Dr. Yvonne Noel, Mr. and Mrs. John Ratzenberger, Mr. and Mrs. John Dzundza, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Steinkelner, and Ms. Lucinda Carver, conductor of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra. Most of his clients are repeat collectors of his art. Well over a million prints of his art has been sold internationally. His publishers and distributors include Artorg.Org (formerly Essence Art), Bruce McGaw Graphics and Haddad’s Fine Arts. Ashkar Studios was founded in the year 2000.
One of Ashkar’s current projects is “The Beautiful Women Series”, in which his goal is to portray women in a positive way showing their independence, beauty and intelligence. Ashkar says, “Through my art, I try to portray the beauty and humanity that all people share.”