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Tim REES

“The consistency and subtlety of Rublev Colours oil paint allows me to accomplish a scope of painting techniques and surface qualities that is just not possible with other materials.”


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Timothy Rees began his training in early 2009 briefly under Jeremy Lipking before pursuing independent study at the Palette and Chisel in Chicago, Illinois. 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 several awards, including the Palette and Chisel's Gold Medal Exhibition Peoples Choice Award, Beaux Art's Peoples Choice award (three consecutive years), and FASO's bold brush award, among others. He has also appeared in several publications, including features in American Art Collector, International Artist, and Southwest Art magazines.


ARTIST STATEMENT

Throughout the ages of art, nothing has engaged us more than the image of our fellow humans. Curious creatures of expression, cunning, beauty, elegance, and hope. Perhaps it is our bias as a species that draws us to each other. Perhaps there is something more; a spark of magic that ignites passion and imagination.

I am no exception, and it was the human figure that first enchanted me and drew me into the world of painting. Through the vessel of the human body, I strive to make those images I love, pictures of such great beauty that the heart aches and the viewer is lost into the serenity with a sigh.

To this extent, the work that I pursue varies greatly. I paint in different techniques and styles to augment different ideas, from classical glazed work to contemporary palette knife scraping and everything in between. My pursuit of the knowledge of craft and materials affords me the opportunity to express not just color and light as it falls on the human form, but the inexorable and perennial emotion and beauty contained within.