At The Gallery at First Parish— Saturday, April 25 - Monday, June 1, 2009
A native of Old Town, Maine, Tim Flanagan received his B.A. degree from the University of Maine at Orono in 1971. Following a two-year period in commercial art, Tim taught art in the Bangor, Maine Public School System until 1986. At that time, both he and his wife, Thea (also an art teacher in the Bangor School System), abandoned their positions in order to devote themselves to painting full-time.
Tim works with acrylics and oils. His acrylic paintings offer intense imagery and depth through his technique of layering glazes of color and light. His works have been juried into numerous national and international exhibitions. Among them are:
2008 Paint America "Top 100"
In 1996, Tim's work received national recognition with three of his pieces having been included in "The Best of Acrylic Painting" by Rockport Publishers, distributed by North Light Books. Awards include:
"Best in Show" - Arts in the Parks, South Portland, ME - 1998
Tim's work continues to be included in an ever-growing sphere of both private and corporate collections. Among them are:
While studying art in college, I was intrigued and influenced by not only the figurative and lighting quality in Edward Hopper's works, but also by the atmospheric and luminous portrayals of the Hudson River School. My goal as an artist is to record and to preserve that which I am passionate about - whether it be a moment in time between friends or a glimpse into the intricacies of light as it passes through the landscape.
For inspiration, I often return to places that I have known since childhood. After some quick sketching, observations in lighting, and taking photos to record details, I return to the studio. There I begin to adjust the tonal palette in order to amplify a particular mood, challenging myself to create new experiences of some very familiar haunts.
A successful painting needs to possess what I like to refer to as "staying power." It must continue to resonate within the viewer well beyond the initial encounter. My mission is to invite the viewer into the moment . . . to experience the light, to sense the time, and to surrender to the emotions that may arise from within.
Tim Flanagan's work is represented by Art.3 Gallery, Manchester, NH and Wright Gallery, Cape Porpoise, ME. He can be contacted at his home studio:
About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish
The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.
On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in
honor of its founder,
Its purpose, as described by the founders:
The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the
Mary Jo Rines
Sylvia Whitman, Chair
Modified: Sep 19, 2010