Timothy McDowell

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Inspired by lush botanical imagery of 19th century American still life and landscape painters, Timothy McDowell references the historical idiom of landscape painting that continues building on the traditions with the inclusion of contemporary elements and ideas. McDowell searches for connections to the tradition in different cultures, throughout history, and tries not to limit references but seek out similarities between different sources. Timothy McDowell strives to bring focus on the complexity of components and emotions at play withing something seemingly so simple as an image of land. Contemporary civilization has removed us from the need to make critical survival decisions with thisknowledge, but we are still tied to a sense of place in an almost mystical way.

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Inspired by lush botanical imagery of 19th century American still life and landscape painters, Timothy McDowell’s paintings reference the historical idiom of landscape painting that continues building on the traditions with the inclusion of contemporary elements and ideas. McDowell searches for connections to the tradition in different cultures, throughout history, and tries not to limit references but seek out similarities between different sources. McDowell strives to bring focus on the complexity of components and emotions at play withing something seemingly so simple as an image of land. Contemporary civilization has removed us from the need to make critical survival decisions with thisknowledge, but we are still tied to a sense of place in an almost mystical way.

He searches for connections in disassociated sensibilities in the hope that he may find insight and keep intact his own spiritual affinity with nature. McDowell works with beeswax and earth pigments as a painting medium, on a wood support, so as to depict nature as ‘naturally’ as possible.

McDowell’s work has been published in The Art of Encaustic Painting by Joanne Mattera and Flora by Four Contemporary Artists by Ivette Lee.

McDowell was born in 1953 in Texas and obtained his BFA at the Midwestern State University and his MFA at the University of Arizona. His paintings have been exhibited widely across North America and Europe and can be found in many international collections including: The Bank of America, The William Benton Museum of Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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