Four-year-old Marie Curie could read French and Russian. Amadeus Mozart published his first musical composition when he was five. Pablo Picasso made his first etching at age eight. While seven-year-old Christopher Timmons’s eventual place in history is still unknown, his artistic abilities have already provoked comparisons to other child prodigies.
Like Picasso and his distinct periods, Timmons’s work has developed over time, with subject matter that may change but always has the natural world at its core. International art critic Marie Gateau believes that the recurring presence of animals in Timmons’s compositions speaks to some inner pain (an interpretation refuted by Timmons’s family).
The art world’s warm embrace of Timmons has surprised some, given his choice of Adobe Photoshop CC to express himself. But to this child of the digital age, the image-editing software is just another tool—his version of paint, brush, and canvas.
INSPIRED BY CHRISTOPHER
Timmons graciously shared a few of his favorite Photoshop techniques with us. To give your own art that Timmons flair, follow his process in the screen-capture videos below.
Pablo Picasso’s career spanned eight decades, and his vision still reverberates today. It's too early to say whether Christopher Timmons’s impact on the world will be similar, but even now, Adobe is proud to be associated with this talented artist.