works by Tim Gilbert

  • Reception / Meet the artist: Friday, November 3 / 5-8pm
  • Free and open to the public
  • Reception coincides with Art Round Town.

In honor of Portsmouth’s 400th year anniversary, 3S Artspace held an open call for submissions by artists living or working in Portsmouth today. There was no shortage of talent and creativity. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the extraordinary artists selected to exhibit in the Lobby Gallery in 2023. All exhibited works are available for purchase, with revenue supporting both the artists and 3S.

Artist Statement
My painting is a very emotional, visual interpretation of the world I live in. It tends to be structured, but also captures the soul of an environment, expressed through abstraction. I try to paint the nature and the motion of an imagined area, using light and color. The palette for any one canvas emerges from a limited number of colors and the overall colorations evolves as the painting evolves. My process of painting is a continuous search for spiritual, rather than the physical nature of our existence.

Tim Gilbert Bio
Tim Gilbert attended Syracuse University, because of the University’s School of Art. After his freshman year, which consisted of a basic art foundation, Tim majored in painting. His most important influence as an artist was Professor Larry Bakke. In both Bakke's work and teaching activity there was a combination of intellectual content, artistic form and cultural awareness. It appears in his teaching through his emphasis on a three-level approach to the artistic process. The first is the intuitive and uninhibited projection of the individual on the canvas; the second is the analysis of visual form and the study of technical means; the third is the intellectual control which acts as a guide and discipline to the learning process of the first two.

Tim took a leave of absence from the university half way through his junior year. He spent time in Stockholm, Sweden and also traveled Europe. He spent time in Paris, Florence and London; spending most of his time in the fine art museums and galleries each city had to offer. On his return home, Tim married his wife Brenda and returned to Syracuse University in order to complete his undergraduate degree. Upon graduation, he began an advertising career in Boston at the renowned advertising agency, Hill, Holiday, Connors, Cosmopulos.

Over the years Tim painted, but never had the opportunity to paint full time. His advertising career was distinguished with a number of awards and recognition. And after forty years of working in the agency world, he retired. Now he has dedicated himself to fulfill that one passion he has always had, to paint. Establishing a studio at The Art Center in Dover, New Hampshire is a commitment to his art.


Generously supported by:

3S Artspace is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.