"I am a painter. Yes, like fine art. I paint all kinds of things. Yea, people sometimes but primarily paintings about place. Well I guess you could categorize them as landscapes but sometimes they are just still lifes. Places around my neighborhood or even my backyard. They are familiar to me I see them almost everyday. I don't find it banal, because when we look at something for a long time it changes and we begin to see it differently. I suppose that's what attracted me to painting in the first place. The fact you can look at the same thing for practically ever, and each time it's an entirely different image. That's what it means. The paintings, they are about me looking at my immediate surroundings; the places, people, and things I see everyday. Yes sometimes, but its not really about the sales. I also teach painting. I do like it; I see it as part of my process. Sharing how powerful it is to slow your self down and really look at something."
Timothy Callaghan, born in 1976, Toledo, OH, earned his MFA from Kent State University, Kent, OH in 2005 and BFA in Painting from The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH in 1999. He has shown at Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York City; William Busta Gallery, Cleveland; Zygote Press, Cleveland; and 1300 Gallery, Cleveland, among others. Callaghan's work is included in the collections of the Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Artists Association.He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Cuyahoga Community College and a visiting assistant at Oberlin College. He has previously taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Kent State University. Callaghan published his book One Painting A Day with Quayside Publishing in 2013.