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Tim Engelhardt
 

Tim Engelhardt

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 I do in studio is built around how I want to feel. Light is used to represent the hope of something better. I build over and around that light creating the impression that there is an "end" but that there is also a path that needs taken to get there. I use pallet knives and old credit cards to manipulate and build texture. My color pallet is all over the map with no plan laid out. Colors are as likely to be mixed on the canvas as they are on whatever I am using for a pallet. Never one for contentment, I continue to expand my style. I believe an artists work should reflect the growth and evolution of the artist. The influence of artists such as Van Gough, Paul Klee and J.M.W. Turner, to name a few, often impacts the way I approach my work. At times I can see the influence of all three in just one of my paintings. 

 I often have an final piece in mind when beginning a painting and it rarely ends the way I thought it would. The process of creating is what is most interesting to me. Each painting is personal yet I am not attached to the work. 

In contrast to my studio work, the work I do as a muralist is all over the place. I create what the client wants in whatever style I think will work best. I enjoy challenging myself and often find that I question the style I used for a particular mural. In the end, I am usually happy with the work I have created. I am influenced by street artists as well as realists and illustrators. Painting murals gives me the chance to not get personal with my work. The representations are plain and self evident. 

As an artist I want to tell a story. The story I tell may not be the one that the viewer sees but if it is a story that is authentic I believe it will and does resinate with the viewer. I seek to create balance in the midst of chaos and that is a theme that so many of us can relate to. In that, I think my work is somewhat unique and connecting. 

 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. 

Tims work is often heavy with physical and visual texture and is wrapped in the process of balancing color and light. His selection of subject and color reflect a loneliness and beauty he sees in wildlife and landscapes as well as his own life. However, Tim’s versatility and willingness to experiment and explore leads to works that are also bright and bold. Tim is always working to create works that are authentic and focused on the process with less emphasis on the final piece..

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. He has created murals in homes and businesses throughout Allegheny County. In January 2018, Tim was flown to Las Vegas to paint a mural in a restaurant. He currently has work hanging in the VisitPITTSBURGH office and Moonstone Studio in Woodstock, IL.

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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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