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Gouache on paper

25 x 26 inches framed

Collection of Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell

Starting bid: $1,000

Estimaged value: $2,000-$4,000

Tim Callaghan draws inspiration from the mundane, elevating ordinary scenes into captivating images. His process involves observing everyday life in and around Cleveland, enriching these scenes with his memory and imagination. Using gouache as his preferred medium, Callaghan employs bold strokes, deliberate pauses, and a vibrant color palette to generate a curious tension between figurative and abstract elements. Works like Deer Park exude a quiet energy, blurring the line between the familiar and the surreal. Through his work, Callaghan transforms specific moments into universal symbols, inviting viewers to ponder the essence of time and place.

Timothy Callaghan

Deer Park, 2015


Timothy Callaghan

Timothy Callaghan is an artist living in Cleveland Ohio. He is the recipient of a 2015 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. His paintings are in numerous private and public collections throughout the state. He received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from Kent State University in 2005. Callaghan has had numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues in Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Chicago. Additionally, Callaghan authored One Painting a Day, a Quarry Books publication in 2013. Callaghan has taught painting and drawing at various schools and programs including Lake Ridge Academy (as the Director of the School of Fine Arts).

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