Timothy Horn was born and raised in the small town of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, with a focus in graphic design. After finishing school, he worked at several design firms in New York before moving to San Francisco, where he continued to work as a designer. Horn took his first painting class on a whim, followed by another, and within a year he knew he had found his calling. He began painting more and more, and doing less and less graphic design until the fall of 2006 when he closed his design business entirely.
He now paints full-time and lives in the small town of Fairfax, CA where he is drawn to the everyday scenes of the rural areas in the Bay Area — the old buildings that have evaded development, the workings of ranch life, the old cars and trucks that continue on, or sometimes simply the play of light and shadow. Horn wants to create paintings that tell his story, that express his observations, from his point of view.
His work has won numerous awards, has been featured in several magazines, and was on the cover of Southwest Art in 2012. He participates in several annual group shows, and is currently represented by five galleries. Every year, Horn teaches 4 – 5 painting workshops around the country and abroad. He is an Artist Member of the California Art Club, and a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America.
I look for unexpected beauty in the everyday, often created simply with dramatic light. The translation into paint occurs through thoughtful experimentation. A manipulation of shape, color, and space, to create a structure of interdependent relationships, in support of the greater scheme. The work evolves from a visual reference and an idea, into something in between the two.