Tim McFarlane

Tim McFarlane is a painter based in Philadelphia, PA. His paintngs and works on paper examine the fluid and contradictory nature of memory and place, with an emphasis on color, multi-layered systems and process. His practice has extended to include wall-based painting and drawing installations, as well. Much of his work is informed by everyday observations of the visual impact of human activity and engagement with the outdoor environments of his native Philadelphia. Tim is a 1994 Temple University/Tyler School of Art graduate who has exhibited his work extensively in the U.S. and has been featured in major art fairs in New York, Miami, Dallas and San Francisco. He has been a visitng artist and lecturer at several universities, has been a regular participant in artist panels and has taught at Tyler School of Art & Architecture. Tim McFarlane’s paintings and works on paper reside in numerous private and public collections such as Bucknell University, Fox School of Business (Temple University) and West Virginia University. His work is represented by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery (Philadelphia) and ParisTexas LA (Los Angeles).

The book mentioned in the interview was: Because Internet

Installation view of Until The Break of Dawn, 2020, mixed media on drywall,  9.5′ x 10′ x 3′

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  1. […] Tim McFarlane spoke to us shortly before Christmas from is studio in South Philadelphia. Throughout the pandemic, McFarlane has been working consistently as a full-time artist for the first time. Before the lockdown began, he was involved in a few projects that had not yet begun, and once things shifted another project came along. After being called back to work at his day job and realizing this would prevent him from working on these projects, he took a big step and resigned. Now he uses his time working on new bodies of paintings on panel and canvas. Along with working full-time on his art, McFarlane has sold more work this year which helped propel him toward the decision to leave his job to devote all of his time to his practice. He began working with a gallery in L.A. and received a mural commission in Philadelphia. To hear more about these projects and how McFarlane is making life as a full-time artist a reality, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Tim McFarlane spoke to us shortly before Christmas from is studio in South Philadelphia. Throughout the pandemic, McFarlane has been working consistently as a full-time artist for the first time. Before the lockdown began, he was involved in a few projects that had not yet begun, and once things shifted another project came along. After being called back to work at his day job and realizing this would prevent him from working on these projects, he took a big step and resigned. Now he uses his time working on new bodies of paintings on panel and canvas. Along with working full-time on his art, McFarlane has sold more work this year which helped propel him toward the decision to leave his job to devote all of his time to his practice. He began working with a gallery in L.A. and received a mural commission in Philadelphia. To hear more about these projects and how McFarlane is making life as a full-time artist a reality, listen to the complete interview. […]