Timothy Barr paints with a heightened sense of the relationship between color and light, infusing natural images with a serene and meditative radiance. He creates fine oil paintings of the colorful Pennsylvania countryside, including picturesque views of the Brandywine region and Southern Berks County; finding inspiration from his explorations of these specific landscapes.
Timothy Barr’s oeuvre celebrates the structural and elemental components of the Barbizon School. "I gravitate to the color and light of these 19th century painters. I use what they brought to the art world as a departure point and by adding my own sense of light and color I can create a new way of seeing this world."
Growing up in rural Pennsylvania in an artistic family, Barr always felt a strong connection with the Brandywine area. His love and understanding of nature is strongly represented in each of his paintings. Special attention is given to his technique, where he renders the application of thin layers, or glazes, of oil paint, to create complex colors and a luminous glow, which are trademarks of his classical approach. Barr’s evolution of color paired with his meticulous brushwork result in strikingly realistic images.
Contemporary American Luminist, Timothy Barr will be showing new works in a solo exhibition at the Somerville Manning Gallery September 14th through October 13th, 2018. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, September 14th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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