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Engelhardt Designs

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Collaboration, Public art, For-hire services, Commissions

I create works of art in an effort to uniquely and authentically communicate my story and all of its influences to the viewer. The work I do is built on the exploration of emotional and physical responses to environments and experiences in my life. In the same way that I grow and change as a human being, so does my work. I think of my paintings as a journal tirelessly struggling to remain honest and sincere.

The work of the Impressionists and Abstract Impressionists as well as the natural and human made landscapes that surround us are heavy influences on me and my work. Texture is central to my studio work, perhaps more important than the subject matter. The heavy strokes of Van Gogh and the gritty feel of sandstone stand equal in their impression on my paintings. In stark contrast, my mural work serves the desire of the client. My styles and techniques vary according to what is called for to complete each commission. The works of contemporaries such as Joe Cornelius and Eduardo Kobra inspire and direct much of my work. 

I consider myself an utilitarian muralist. Each one a collaboration with the client. When working, I build my murals block by block, back to front. My medium might be house paint or liquid acrylic. Spray paint is just as likely to be used if that is what’s needed to achieve the desired outcome. In contrast, my oil paintings are abstract, thick and built using straight edges. Each painting layered and scraped and manipulated. Ultimately, I seek to convey an authentic representation of place and emotion, drawing the viewer into a world that is both familiar and foreign. 

 

 a Pittsburgh based artist working primarily in watercolors. I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in Tim Engelhardt is a Pittsburgh based artist and muralist working in a variety of mediums including watercolors, acrylics and oils.

In 1999 Tim moved to Pittsburgh from Louisville, KY to study at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and in 2002 received an Associate Degree in Graphic Design. For the next 12 years, he worked as a graphic designer. In 2014 Tim set out to pursue a career as a muralist and studio artist. 

His work seeks to bring a unique approach to watercolor paintings on Yupo, using gravity and heavy applications of paint and water. His selection of subject and color reflect a loneliness and beauty he sees in wildlife and landscapes. However, Tim’s versatility and willingness to experiment and explore leads to works that are also bright and bold, almost as though a separate artist appears. Tim is always working to create works that are authentic to what he feels and believes.

In 2015, Tim was juried into the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society. He has had pieces in the 2016 and 2017 Members shows and his piece, The Rancher, was juried into the 2016 International Aqueous Show. In 2017 he was juried into the Pittsburgh Society of Artists

2002 with an Associates in Graphic Design. I spent the next 2 years working as a freelance graphic designer before landing a job at a local print shop. I worked there for 10 years and gained valuable I am a Pittsburgh based artist working primarily in watercolors. I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2002 with an Associates in Graphic Design. I spent the next 2 years working as a freelance graphic designer before landing a job at a local print shop. I worked there for 10 years and gained valuable knowledge of the print industry. In November of 2014 I left that job to pursue a career as a working artist. Murals have been my primary focus while I continue to develop my own style in watercolor. My art reflects the design education I received and natural intuition. It is often through experimentation with mediums that I create my best work. Letting control slip away strips inhibition and fear from my work leaving an emotional imprint in color, texture and design. Working on Yupo further facilitates my creative expression. Yupo is a synthetic material that does not absorb water. Once the water evaporates I am left with the vibrant colors you see. I spend a lot of time layering colors upon colors and allowing them to flow, creating the deep, rich background in much of my work. In September of 2015 I was juried into the Pittsburgh Watercolorknowledge of the print industry. In November of 2014 I left that job to pursue a career as a working artist. Murals have been my primary focus while I continue to develop my own style in watercolor. My art reflects the design education I received and natural intuition. It is often through experimentation with mediums that I create my best work. Letting control slip away strips inhibition and fear from my work leaving an emotional imprint in color, texture and design. Working on Yupo further facilitates my creative expression. Yupo is a synthetic material that does not absorb water. Once the water evaporates I am left with the vibrant colors you see. I spend a lot of time layering colors upon colors and allowing them to flow, creating the deep, rich background in much of my work. In September of 2015 I was juried into the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society.I am a Pittsburgh based artist working primarily in watercolors. I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2002 with an Associates in Graphic Design. I spent the next 2 years working as a freelance graphic designer before landing a job at a local print shop. I worked there for 10 years and gained valuable knowledge of the print industry. In November of 2014 I left that job to pursue a career as a working artist. Murals have been my primary focus while I continue to develop my own style in watercolor. My art reflects the design education I received and natural intuition. It is often through experimentation with mediums that I I am a Pittsburgh based artist working primarily in watercolors. I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2002 with an Associates in Graphic Design. I spent the next 2 years working as a freelance graphic designer before landing a job at a local print shop. I worked there for 10 years and gained valuable knowledge of the print industry. In November of 2014 I left that job to pursue a career as a working artist. Murals have been my primary focus while I continue to develop my own style in watercolor. My art reflects the design education I received and natural intuition. It is often through experimentation with mediums that I create my best work. Letting control slip away strips inhibition and fear from my work leaving an emotional imprint in color, texture and design. Working on Yupo further facilitates my creative expression. Yupo is a synthetic material that does not absorb water. Once the water evaporates I am left with the vibrant colors you see. I spend a lot of time layering colors upon colors and allowing them to flow, creating the deep, rich background in much of my work. In September of 2015 I was juried into the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society.create my best work. Letting control slip away strips inhibition and fear from my work leaving an emotional imprint in color, texture and design. Working on Yupo further facilitates my creative expression. Yupo is a synthetic material that does not absorb water. Once the water evaporates I am left with the vibrant colors you see. I spend a lot of time layering colors upon colors and allowing them to flow, creating the deep, rich background in much of my work. In September of 2015 I was juried into the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
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Genres

  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Public Art

Keywords

  • Abstract
  • Acrylic
  • Acrylic paint
  • Chalk pastel
  • Charcoal
  • Conte
  • Graphite
  • Landscape
  • Mural
  • Pop
  • Realist
  • Representational
  • Still life
  • Watercolor
  • Expressionist
  • Figurative
  • Gouache
  • Nature
  • Oil Paint