Self-Portrait at Age 50
Oil on Linen
34 x 40 cm

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What is PADASOR?

PADASOR is the ‘Online Atelier’ of the Painting And Drawing Art Studio of Rome, a school founded by me in 2010 in the basement of an art shop in Trastevere.

Who am I?

My name is Timothy Joseph Allen and I am an American painter who has lived in Rome since 1998.

What else can I tell you about me?

I am from Versailles, Kentucky (Pronounced “Ver-sales”), I first fell in love with Rome as a study-abroad student in the Spring of 1991, and I am convinced there is as much magic in speaking a foreign language as there is in painting.  Teaching painting in two different languages in the company of people from all over the world is a dream I could not have easily imagined.

What else can I tell you about PADASOR? 

PADASOR is a child of fate.  In January of 2020, I’m sure I would have found the idea of teaching live painting classes online laughable.  By the end of February, it was a necessity.

And even more fortuitous than having the technology readily available to make an online experience possible, I quickly realized there were actual advantages to the online format:

  • Participants are readily inspired by the community of other painters and seeing the progress at the end of each week.
  • The video format makes it easy to review lessons and critiques.
  • Most importantly: better refined work is produced as many are able to take advantage of their own in-home or independent studio space (this in contrast to an in-person setting where classes take place only once a week and thus the time allotted to get work done is limited).

My hope is you will become member, enjoy the previews of the courses and be inspired to either take the rest of the video course or join me for a future live course on Zoom.

Thank you for taking the time to read about this exciting new endeavor.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Timothy Joseph Allen
January 20th, 2021
Rome, Italy