Tim was born in Staffordshire and grew up on the edge of the heavy industrial heartlands of the Black Country. He studied Fine Art at Northumbria University and then printmaking at the Royal College of Art and l’école des beaux art, Paris. Based in London for twenty years, he taught at University level while maintaining a career as a professional artist before leaving the teaching profession and concentrating solely on making art. For the last 20 years he has been based in Cadiz Province in southern Spain, where he makes most of his work.

Tim has this to say about his work:

Living in a rural environment three miles from the beaches ofthe Atlantic coast fuels the content

of my work. It is in the landscape that I make drawings before going into the studio to make

pieces of work which are a distillation of my ideas rather than directly representational pieces.

It is through the landscape that I try to convey a sense of something universal and at the same

time personal, whether it be a narrative piece or an evocation of place or a fleeting moment.

From a technical point of view I enjoy playing with composition and colour, and use traditional

processes and materials at the printmaker’s hand to interpret my ideas. Here I strive to look for

something new and exciting in a much used medium and make works of art that are delicate

and shows a lightness of touch along with an eye for detail and nuance. The outcome of these

experiments is not always a success, but the journey is always worthwhile and for me, the essence

of what makes me continue to make art.

Tim has pursued an active exhibition program for almost 40 years. Here are a selection of various

key solo and group exhibitions:

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011/13/18/22

National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, 2015/16/17

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2016/17/18/19/20/21

'Lyrical Notes' 2 person exhibition at the Barbican Library

'Capturing Light' Watts Contemporary, Guildford

'Scenes in Print' New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

Master Printmakers: screenprint, Craft Centre Leeds

Etching: The Masters, Bankside Gallery, London

Royal West of England Annual Open, Bristol

The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London

The Royal Society of British Artists,  The Mall Galleries

‘Master Etchers’ The White Room, Bath

BPM 30th Anniversary Exhibition,Birmingham City Art Gallery

Works on Paper, The Science Museum, London

50 years of Artists Prints, Bankside Gallery, London

Douro Print Biennale, Porto, Portugal

'Pushing Boundaries', Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

'Maxi/Mini' Galeria Berndt, Berlin


V&A, works on paper

National Print Archive, Scarborough

BP International, Brussels

Northern Arts

Darlington Museums and art galleries

Gateshead libraries and museum services

Working an etching plate under the magnifing lense

Portrait of the artist 2021