T I M O T H Y J O N S T R U N A
Copley Artist, O.W.S.
Timothy Jon Struna is an established painter and printmaker with a professional career approaching five decades. After graduating from Bowling Green State University in 1969, his time was divided between teaching and studio painting. Although he enjoyed teaching, his goal was to produce art on a full time basis. In 1977, he opened his own studio/gallery in Northeast Ohio and resigned from teaching to devote his energy to painting and printmaking. In 1987, the gallery was relocated to Cape Cod, its new location situated along historic Route 6A in Brewster. In 1998, his daughter Heather opened a gallery on Main Street in Chatham which features his work.
Working with the mediums of watercolor, oil, acrylic, and copper plate engraving, Struna has developed his own characteristic style - incorporating subtle abstract qualities into traditional realism. His painterly yet precise style may be accurately divided into three areas: architecture, nature, and the still life.
Struna uses color naturally, blending his palette to achieve the perfect shade for the ever-changing Cape Cod landscape - his preferred subject matter. His work reflects a great appreciation for this area, focusing on the beaches, marshes and cranberry bogs as well as classic studies of Cape architecture. Struna explains the notable absence of people in his work by saying, "I rarely put figures in my paintings because I want myself, and in turn the viewer, to be the human element in the painting. I want my viewers to experience the scene on their own, just as I painted it in the studio. To see the subject as I am seeing it, like the beach at sunrise before there's another footprint in the sand."
As a longtime award-winning Signature Member of The Copley Society of Boston and The Ohio Watercolor Society, his work is included in both public and private collections all over the world.
The artist and his wife Barbara have five children, four grandchildren, and live in Brewster on Cape Cod Bay.
Visit the artist's studio/gallery in East Brewster and Struna Galleries in Chatham, owned by the artist's daughter, Heather Struna. The galleries feature his original paintings, giclee reproductions, and unique copper plate engravings.