DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Tim Love never let go of two things he learned as a kid: art and biking. 

“Being … outside of the lines of life … gives you so much freedom and so does art,” Love said. “It’s the same way with illustration … I can get lost in an illustration.”

He has found a way to merge them both. He packs them into the small world of Instagram. 

“I hope they make people smile,” he said. “That’s the greatest enjoyment.” 

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His whimsical work mostly captures the life of cycling and some well-known riders.  

The graphic artist and designer by day finds freedom in his work using an Instagram pen name, which is his name spelled backward, @mitevol.

“When I was a kid, riding my bike looking for photos,” Love said. “It was two freedoms for me. I could escape whatever was going on at the time, and it still holds true today.”