“Deep Blue,” plein-air artist Timothy Horn’s first solo show opens Sept. 5 and runs through Oct. 1. On Sunday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor, is hosting an artist reception for Tim. The gallery invites Horn’s many fans, fellow artists, and the public to have a glass of wine or beer and enjoy a chat with Tim. The reception immediately follows Horn’s return from Monhegan Island, where he ran one of his popular painting workshops.
Born in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Horn graduated from the prestigious Cooper Union School of Art in New York City in 1984. His focus was graphic design. Horn moved to San Francisco in 1992. In 1998, he took his first painting class. After one more class in 1999, he knew he had found his true calling. In 2006, he had become proficient enough to close his design studio — a very big step for any aspiring artist.
Today, painting is Horn’s passion as well as his profession. He has pursued his painting career with energy and has seen considerable success. Horn holds four to six workshops yearly in locations that range from Monhegan Island, Maine, to Marin County, California, to Ireland, and Italy. In between workshops, he is painting constantly to supply his galleries.
Horn finds the light in Maine irresistible. He particularly loves to paint the changing light at the “edges” of the day, that is, as the sun is rising or setting, and shadows slowly either reveal or overtake buildings and boats. This effect is seen in “Another New Day,” where Horn catches the brilliance of the rising sun as it hits boats in a harbor, a red picnic table, and the roofs of buildings.
Horn has won many awards and is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America. Many magazines have written about him, but Tim is particularly proud of being on the cover of “Southwest Art” in 2012.
For further information, call Gleason Fine Art at 633-6849 or email the gallery at email@example.com
To view Horn’s show “Deep Blue” and Gleason Fine Art’s inventory of contemporary and estate art, visit the gallery’s website at gleasonfineart.com The gallery is open year-round.