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Tim Vermeulen shows three small bodies of work: a series of stand alone narrative works, a number of portraits of dogs, and several mixed media pieces. All of the pieces continue to explore autobiographical and psychological impulses as they relate to childhood traumas, to dreams he has had, to current life concerns, and to experiences of and in the world. For Vermeulen, even the image of the dog (a frequent visitor in his dreams) can be the classic symbol of fidelity, or in some pieces, a symbol of man's aggressive nature that he both fears and jealously desires.

Tim Vermeulen was born in Paterson, NJ. The son of a funeral director, he was raised in a rigidly Calvinist household. He is understandably plagued with thoughts of guilt and damnation. He received a B.A. from Calvin College and an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from The University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana. Tim was an art professor for 17 years, first at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL, and then at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. He is currently a full-time painter living in Maryland and he is represented by Packer Schopf Gallery. Recent solo exhibitions include George Billis Gallery, New York, NY (2014), Mount Saint Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD (2013), Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA (2011), Mt. Comfort Gallery, Indianapolis, IN (2011), Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL (2010).