Selected Comments on Timothy J. Clark’s Work
Will Barnet, N.A., has observed, “Woven through Timothy J. Clark’s paintings are unique combinations of visual and emotional stimuli….His sense of space, light and composition combine to create graphic tensions which intrigue beyond the beautifully-painted forms of the subjects.”
Dr. Lisa Farrington, award-winning author and art historian, writes in Timothy J. Clark: “Clark’s ostensibly forthright watercolors…not only are glittering in their execution – bathed in sunlight, swathed in shadow, shimmering with sure-handed yet expansive and textured brushwork on papers by Fabriano, d’Arches, and Winsor & Newton – but also embody the postmodern concept of art-as-idea. These are no ‘pretty pictures,’ but diffidently profound documents of human existence.”
Donald Holden, N.A., author, editor and artist, says, “Timothy J. Clark’s delicious watercolors remind me of the Italian word for a particularly fluent, graceful, and refreshing performance in any of the arts – sprezzatura, which means making a difficult task look effortless, like the relaxed, soaring leap of a superb athlete who has spent years preparing for this moment of triumph.”
Jean Stern, Director of the Irvine Museum in Southern California and a noted authority on American art, has commented. “Timothy J. Clark sees things ordinary people can’t. Clark, one of the finest artists of this time, is among my favorite painters. With a fidelity to his own artistic vision, he paints in the rich traditions of Sargent and the American Impressionists. His masterful drawing, heightened sense of color and light , and comprehensive compositions testify to decades of dedication as an artist. His sensibilities range from quiet and poetic to vigorous and emotional.”
Recent reviews and articles by and about Timothy J. Clark
“Museum Exhibits its Collection and Visual Poetry.” Daniella Walsh, Laguna Beach Independent, April 6, 2017.
“New director of influential New York art school has ties to Maine“. Bob Keyes, the Portland Press Herald, February 9, 2017.
“Timothy J. Clark“. Janet Blake, curator of early California art at Laguna Art Museum.
“Noteworthy Exhibition.” Expressive Luminescence: Watercolors by Timothy J. Clark, Watercolor Magazine, New York, NY, Winter 2011 issue.
“Timothy J. Clark at Hammer Galleries,” by Raymond Steiner, Art Times, Mt. Marion. NY, March 2009.
“Artist-to-Artist,” Lynne Bahr, Watercolor Magazine, New York, NY, Summer 2009 issue.
“The Vision of Timothy J. Clark,” Avery Hunt, Special to the Coastal Journal, Fall 2008.
“Timothy J. Clark: A Retrospective at the Butler Institute of American Art,” artdaily.org — The First Art newspaper on the Net, June 19, 2008.
“Focus on Clark,” Calendar, Los Angeles Times, January 31, 2008.
“Timothy J. Clark: Master of Color, Light, and Shadow,” Kelly Compton, Fine Art Connoisseur, New York, July/August 2008.
“Exhibit at Keyes has easy-to-like landscapes and people“, Camille Howell, Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri, May 1, 2005.
“Luminaries at the League, Now All Over Town,” by Holland Cotter, The New York Times, September 9, 2005.
“In the Eye of an Artist” by Richard Chang, The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, California, September 10, 2002.
“From the Editor“, Peggy Kennedy, Victoria Magazine, NY, NY, June 2002.
“True Colors at Meridian” by Gary Tischler, The Georgetowner, Washington, DC, April 4, 2002.
“Painting by Painting, Room by Room: West Bath Artist Immortalizes Family Home” by Virginia Wright, The Times Record, Brunswick, Maine, May 11, 2000.
“His Art and Soul” by Brad Bonhall, The Los Angeles Times, CA, March 27, 2000.