Did You Know that the Upstate Is Home to Highlights Illustrator Tim Davis?

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You do not need to read this article to know that Greenville and the town of Travelers Rest are on the map. I’m not speaking geographically. We have ‘arrived’ folks! Greenville has landed in National Magazines while Travelers Rest appears on USA TODAY’s “Top 10 Best Southern Small Towns” list.

Something you may not know, we are home to a handful of prominent artists. For years, we’ve watched our children muse over Hidden Puzzles in Highlights magazines while waiting for the dreaded doctor or dentist appointments. The brightly colored pages provided an escape for the kiddos and moments of peace for mommies and daddies everywhere.

Tim Davis, Highlights Illustrator

About Tim Davis

Illustrator Tim Davis began drawing Hidden Pictures for Highlights Magazine in 1994. He has created over five hundred puzzles. Today, you will likely find him tucked in the corner of his favorite TR coffee house. Good luck finding him. Much like his Hidden Pictures, he’s not so easy to see. It’s almost become a game on social media. You’ve heard of Where’s Waldo? It’s like that, only we’re looking for Tim!

In addition to his work with Highlights, he has authored seven children’s books. If you’ve not introduced your young readers to his two series, “Mice of the Herring Bone” and “Tales from Dust River Gulch”, there’s no time like the present!

A lover of small towns, Davis spent days interviewing and gathering information from Travelers Rest’s most seasoned residents. As a result, Swamp Rabbit Tales, a collection of short stories, was born. Visit Tim’s website for these and other treasures.

As if illustrating and writing isn’t enough, he speaks in schools and teaches writing and illustration to children and adults across Greenville. Follow his Facebook page for the most up-to-date information regarding class times and locations. On a personal note, yours truly has taken numerous writing classes from Tim. Each time, I’ve walked away with invaluable information and an abundance of inspiration.

Head to TR Makers Company on Main Street Travelers Rest to purchase your copy of “Highlights Hidden Pictures Coloring Book for ‘Grown-Up’ Children.”

Do your kids love Highlights magazines?

About the Author
Andrea Beam works for the Greenville County School System, but her passion is writing! Greenville has always been her home. Her family enjoys exploring everything the town has to offer. In addition to Kidding Around Greenville, she blogs at Sunshine & Rain.

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