Tim Lawson is drawn to the quieter side of life. Over time, he has developed a discipline of patiently observing and studying the often-unnoticed rhythms and subtleties of his surroundings. In his paintings he strives to build layers and textures with pigment to create the abstraction and nuanced depth he feels in nature and the world around him.
Born and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming, he studied drawing and portraiture at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois. He furthered his formal studies by attending the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut. A lifelong student, his dedication and love of his profession is always evolving as his interests and influences continue to challenge him.
Lawson has won numerous awards including both the 2017 Prix de West Purchase Award for his painting The Nursery Tree and the Robert Lougheed Memorial Award. At the 2016 Prix de West he was awarded both the Directors’ Choice Award for Outstanding Landscape and the Robert Lougheed Memorial Award. His work is shown in public collections including the Denver Art Museum; Yale University Art Gallery; The Smithsonian; Portland Museum of Art, and the Tia Collection.
Lawson lives and works in Rockport, Maine, and Sheridan, Wyoming.