Timothy Jon Struna
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 opened a second gallery on Main Street in Chatham, which shows exclusively his work. In addition, he is represented by many fine art galleries across New England.
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. He has a sharp eye for detail and a solid command of draftsmanship. Everything around him influences his palette and brushwork. He is a keen observer of nature and his surroundings. 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, all with an apparent absence of people. "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 Signature Member of The Ohio Watercolor Society and The Copley Society of Boston, his work has won numerous awards and honors over the years, and is included in both public and private collections all over the world.
The artist and his wife Barbara have five children. They invite you to visit the art studio and gallery in East Brewster, Cape Cod and the second location of STRUNA GALLERIES owned by their daughter Heather on Main Street in Chatham, Cape Cod. Both are open daily in season.