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.