Callaghan paintings give personal insights

Photos courtesy of Kendal at Oberlin

An exhibit by Cleveland painter Timothy Callaghan recently opened in the Kendal Gallery and runs through Oct. 12. His paintings are primarily about place and occasionally people. Callaghan finds familiar surroundings can be seen in a different perspective over time. He paints the places, people, and things in his immediate environment, sharing a personal view of life with his work. The pieces are striking and engaging, encouraging viewers to take a closer look.

Callaghan received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a master of fine arts degree from Kent State University. He has exhibited work in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Cleveland. His paintings are in various public and private collections including the Cleveland Clinic. He published his first book, “One Painting a Day,” in 2013. Callaghan has also taught art at Cuyahoga Community College, the University of Akron, and has been a visiting artist and lecturer at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Oberlin College, and Savannah College of Art and Design. He is represented by the William Busta Gallery in Cleveland.