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
National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, 2015/16/17
'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
Darlington Museums and art galleries
Gateshead libraries and museum services
Working an etching plate under the magnifing lense
Plague Doctor admonishing a crow.
From the etching 'A Tale of London'.