Born in Richmond in 1950, Tim O’Kane is a lifelong Virginian, whose botanical and still life works have been exhibited and collected worldwide. Earning his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1972, he has taught studio art and art history with UVA’s Continuing Education Department, and is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards. Known for his large narrative drawings and paintings, O’Kane has also garnered an impressive following for his portraiture and Italian landscapes.
O’Kane’s works include a public collection housed at the Center for Jefferson Studies. Most recently, he has created a series of original oil paintings of historic plants for our flower and vegetable seed packets.