Timothy Callaghan

Region: Midwest

Website: http://www.timothycallaghan.com

City / State: Cleveland, OH

I am a painter. Yes, like fine art. I paint all kinds of things. Yeah, 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 every day. I don’t find them 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. You can look at the same thing over and over again, practically forever, and each time it’s an entirely different image. That’s what it means. Yes, sometimes, but it’s 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.