Timothy Callaghan was born in Toledo, Ohio and now lives in Cleveland. He earned his BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 1999 and his MFA from Kent State University in 2005. He teaches art in the area while also pursuing his own artistic interests. He finds that teaching is also a part of his process as it develops his own artistic interests as well as inspiring others. Callaghan paints the world around him. The view from his back porch to the different buildings on the street. He focuses on what one might see every day and make it extraordinary. Callaghan's goal is to slow the viewer down and give them a moment to really look at something that might otherwise be overlooked.