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Art meets tomato: Vegetable portraits by Timothy Sellers

February 12, 2013|By Caitlin Keller
  • Timothy Sellers' "Red Zebra and Garden Peach Tomatoes," oil on canvas, 2011.
Timothy Sellers' "Red Zebra and Garden Peach Tomatoes,"… (Timothy Sellers )

Whenever I head to Good Girl Dinette for a hot bowl of pho, I like to sit directly across from a large oil painting of a beautifully depicted delicata squash that hangs alone on one of the restaurant's walls.

A Highland Park local, Timothy Sellers, painted this rendition of the yellow-and-green-striped squash. His vegetable portraits inspired by his garden, fruit trees planted over a dozen years ago at his Highland Park home and the local farmers market, can also be found on view at Folliero's Pizza and exhibited occasionally at Future Studio.

When Sellers is not painting portraits of tomatoes or mushrooms, he's making music with his band, fittingly named Artichoke. One of the band’s songs. titled "The Market of Farms" is similarly all about the "salubrious charms" of vegetables to be found at the Highland Park Farmers Market.

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