Timothy James Standring's training as a watercolor artist stems from his intensive research and direct contact with original works of art for the many exhibitions that he has curated at the Denver Art Museum over the past
decade, including Becoming Van Gogh (2013), Castiglione: Lost Genius (2013-2014), Daniel Sprick’s
Fictions: Recent Works (2014), Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio (2015-2016), Degas: A Passion for
Perfection (2017-2018), and Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker (2018). His close observation of works by
these artists has not only underscored much of his production, but in turn, has informed his own
writing on them, which is keenly focused on their working process and habits of mind. Standring
views his work in both fields as complementary.
In addition to painting landscapes throughout England, Italy, France, Spain and The Netherlands, he
has also painted on site throughout Colorado, along the coasts of Maine and Oregon, on site
surrounding Diamond and Koko Head, Hawaii, and from vistas coming from Nebraska looking
towards the Colorado Rockies.
Standring's works are in private collections across the United States in Aspen, Chadds Ford (PA),
Chicago, Denver, La Jolla (CA), Los Angeles, Nashville, New Harbor, Rockport, Tenant’s Harbor
(ME), Saxton’s River, (VT), and Vail. His works are also located in private collections in Amsterdam,
Genoa, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, and Rome. Standring’s works have been juried twice for
inclusion in the 10 x 10 x 10 invitational exhibition held annually in Tieton, Washington in 2010 and