18 July 2014
QUINCY JONES EATS ADELAIDE PALETTE
Timothy John, the Adelaide painter, gourmand and Eat The Planet Facebooker, sent this photo of Quincy Jones with The Secret Garden, a painting he personally commissioned from Tim. It's just as well that many of our American friends seem to appreciate South Australian creatives more than our own countrymen do: some of us would starve even faster without folks like Quincy. That's Timothy at work in his studio below, back in the old Rundle Street days, when the East End was the most concentrated community of artists, writers, designers and architects South Australia has ever seen. This thriving creative precinct was destroyed when the 'developers' arrived and rents went through the roof. Now it's a string of boutiques that sell really expensive underpants for women. Timothy often paints with a red in one hand, brush in the other, and a tenor sax around his neck. Lauren Bacall is another USA collector who buys his work. Well done, brother!