FINE POINTS The page is dedicated to the tales and trivia and many hidden things that inhabit Tim Cantor's paintings. From the minuscule details to the emotional connections, this field of study into Cantor's work is immeasurable. Below we have focused on diverse subjects of interest. Please continue to visit this page, as it will be frequently updated with new facts and curiosities.


Tim Cantor hides the letters of his wife's name within many of his paintings. The trick is finding them. Often they are too small to detect, or they are obscured cleverly into the design of a painting. Keep in mind, he does not put her name into every painting. If the image has too much sadness or hostility within it's nuance, he will likely not associate Amy with it. Below are a few examples:
GRASSHOPPER oil on panel C.20.04 9in. x 6in., ±22.9cm. x 15.2cm.


Often the details are so small in Tim Cantor's paintings that they can be overlooked, or mistaken for texture or natural bleeds of the paint. But these details are, in fact, carefully created by the artist with great attention. Below is an example of hidden details that could easily be invisible to the eye:
This painting's total size measures a mere 5 inches in height. This makes the detailed views less than one-quarter of an inch in diameter. Within those detailed views, one can see that the minuscule fractures in the walled background are one by one hand painted. As well, within an equally diminutive portion, the petite hairs on Cantor's imagined moth are individually painted. These hairs are no wider than a grain of fine salt, yet they each flow in an intentional manner, with control and purpose.


Many of Tim Cantor's paintings have detailed meanings that are essentially hidden within their subject matter. These meanings could be simple, personal, and very often incredibly complex. Cantor's painting, The Four Seasons, is a perfect example of how deeply intertwined his personal emotions and experiences can mix throughout a composition. The study of this painting reveals far more than one might predict. Click anywhere on the painting below to read the fascinating study of The Four Seasons.