Langley artist Brian Croft has created a permanent reminder of what the Timms home was in 1915 through a painting commissioned by the City of Langley.

Langley artist Brian Croft has created a permanent reminder of what the Timms home was in 1915 through a painting commissioned by the City of Langley.

History of Timms Centre preserved in watercolour

Langley artist Brian Croft has provided the community with a permanent reminder of the Timms family history

There is plenty that is shiny and new at the Timms Community Centre, but well-known Langley artist Brian Croft has provided the community with a permanent reminder of the facility’s history.

Croft, who is known for painting B.C.’s historic scenes, was commissioned by the City of Langley to paint the Timms family home circa 1915.

“The Timms played a huge role in the identity of Langley and had the biggest greenhouses in B.C. right here in Langley City,” said Croft.

Before Croft creates any historic painting, he researches the building or iconic place to give an accurate depiction.

The piece he did for the Timms Centre is called ‘Timms House circa 1915’ and is a watercolour. It shows a large home, painted in red and white with a wrap-a-round verandah.

To see more of Croft’s work go to www.briancroft.com.