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Timothy Berry’s paintings, drawings, and prints have been exhibited extensively in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe, including 21 solo and 75 group exhibitions. He is a dedicated art educator and is the current chair of the printmaking department at the San Francisco Art Institute and as the founder of Teaberry Press, his studio practice extends to his artist’s collaborations in printmaking.
Timothy Berry’s work extols the simple beauty of solitary flowers and leaves suspended in space. His approach relies on both his intimate knowledge of printmaking and his exceptional drawing skills. Using wax to lay the groundwork, Berry loosely paints the floral substructure of his lush psychological landscapes onto large sheets of rice paper. These sheets of paper are then repeatedly stained with thin washes of paint poured onto plexiglass. The staining process allows Berry to give intuition a larger role in the creative process. The resulting works have an ethereal quality as light emanates from deep within the work. Like John Milton’s poem AParadise Lost, after which this body of work is named, Berry’s exquisite paintings inspire hope by celebrating the eternal beauty found in nature.