Tim Gaydos

Artist's Statement


I paint directly from life. For landscapes this requires working in sometime arduous circumstances often requiring me to walk long distances carrying all my gear. I feel the emotional impact and energy of a place is best captured when one is experiencing it with all one's senses.


For me the composition of a painting is its most important technical aspect; the stronger the composition, the greater the impact.


In recent years I have been moving more and more toward abstracting the landscape by eliminating detail, simplifying shapes, and exaggerating colors with the intent of creating stronger composition. In the studio I study the paintings and often adjust the compositions. I will then go back to the actual scene and continue to work. This process may go on for some time.


Green Towel, oil pastel

Striped Towel, pastel


Yellow Nude, oil pastel

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