Tim Carrington

Flight into Egypt

Oil on canvas
18″ x 18″

A World Suspended

Oil on Wood Panel
18″ x 14″

Fayence

Oil on canvas
24″ x 24″

Unquiet Sky

Oil on canvas
24″ x 24″

Leopoldville

Oil on Canvas
24″ x 24″

All Shall Be Well

Oil on canvas
24″ x 24″

Rumble of Light

Oil on wood panel
16″ x 16″

The Parting Guest

Oil on canvas board
14″ x 17″

The Visit

Oil on Canvas
24″ x 24″

Adolfo

Oil on canvas board
11″ x 14″

Tim Carrington’s studio was designed and first used by Lois Manookian,  a friend who was a vibrant part of the county’s creative community for years. The studio is separated from the main house by a breezeway and enjoys light and views from three sides.

Carrington’s work is shaped by his parallel involvement in journalism and painting. His paintings, whether of landscapes, individuals, or groups of people, reveal relationships and textures within his compositions. They blend dream-world and real-world, with the artist selecting subjects and details that move a living drama forward while maintaining a respect for the mystery underlying the surfaces.

Carrington is an oil painter, whose work embraces different subject matter and genres: there are landscapes drawn from Rappahannock County and other locations, character studies, and compositions featuring groups of figures. All the compositions carry a sense of drama and mood— expressed through light effects in the landscapes and suggestive narrative tension in the character and figure paintings.  

For landscapes, Carrington works at specific sites producing a drawing, which is then transferred to the painting surface. Photographs from the site, together with notes on color assist in rendering a painting in the studio that conveys a time, season, and mood. Character studies and “groupscapes” are most often based on photographs, which serve as a starting point for compositions, that suggest a narrative that is powerfully felt but seldom fully explained.
 
Carrington has exhibited his work at single-artist shows at Waverly Place Gallery in Bethesda. Md. and St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, and at group shows in Keene Valley, New York, Millwood, Virginia, and Christ Church Georgetown.