Tim Rees Exhibit | “Life through the Lens; The Evolution of a Painter”
November – December 2021
Immerse yourself in all the aspects of life, filtered through the lens of an artist. From landscape to still life, touching scenes of every day life to fleets of fancy, Timothy Rees demonstrates his keen ability to reproduce the world in oil paint. By combining his highly developed realism with dynamic abstract mark making, the paintings in this show bring a poetic note to the otherwise ordinary world around us.
This comprehensive exhibit features work from his entire 10 years of painting, affording the viewer a glimpse into the evolution of the artist. It offers examples from his early career of impressionistic realism, to an exploration of classical techniques, to a body inspired by art nouveau, to his current naturalistic work. The show includes artwork ranging from portrait sketches to award winning paintings, providing a glimpse into all facets of the artist’s world. As Henri once said, “I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.”
Timothy Rees began his training in early 2009 by attending a workshop taught by Jeremy Lipking before pursuing independent study at the Palette and Chisel in Chicago, IL. In 2011 he joined the teaching staff at the P&C and began teaching workshops around the world. In 2012 he moved to Arizona and began teaching at the Scottsdale Artists’ School. In 2014 he launched The Academy at Scottsdale Artists’ School, a two year accelerated classical training program. The program was moved to the Art Renewal Center accredited Rees Atelier in 2017, where an additional full time program was added. In 2018 he launched two landmark comprehensive instructional video sets: the Classical Drawing Bundle and the Classical Painting Bundle, covering in detail the atelier curriculum, assignment demonstrations, and core concepts with textbooks, catalogs, and 200 hours of video. He has won numerous awards, including the P&C’s Gold Medal Exhibition People’s Choice Award, Beaux Art’s People’s Choice award (three consecutive years), first place in Portrait Society of America’s members only competition, and Art Renewal Center’s gallery award, among others. He has also appeared in several publications, including features in American Art Collector Magazine, International Artist, Southwest Art Magazine, and Fine Art Connoisseur. He is represented by McLarry Fine Art in Santa Fe and Arcadia Contemporary in NYC.
He currently resides in Maquoketa, IA where he has discontinued running an atelier in order to paint full time in his downtown studio.