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One of Tim’s major aims as an artist is to capture the beauty and drama of landscape. Drawing is central to his practice, and he values it for its immediacy and expressiveness. Life drawing is a continuing challenge and interest. Monotype and dry point printmaking are other areas in which he expresses himself. The main media that he uses are pastels, charcoal, watercolour, printmaking, and mixed media. Tim values being able to work in different media, finding that they complement one another and help him to develop different skills and approaches in painting and drawing.
Tim took up art on retirement and attended his first art workshop in 2003. Since then art has become a central part of his life: he is both a creator of artworks and an active contributor to arts organisations.
Tim has been a member of the Artists Society of Canberra (ASOC) since 2002. He was Vice President in 2005 and 2009-10, and served as President during 2010-2012. He has been an exhibition judge, and the opening speaker at a number of exhibitions.
Tim established and convenes “Drawing Creatively”, a workgroup with weekly sessions in drawing for ASOC members. In the past three years Tim has tutored workshops and given demonstrations in drawing for ASOC, the Queanbeyan Art Society, the Kiama Art Society and art groups in the University of the Third Age. Tim greatly enjoys and values sharing his knowledge of drawing.
In 2002 Tim co-founded a plein air group (WOT or Watercolour Outdoors on a Thursday) which continues to paint the landscapes of the ACT throughout the year. He has been an exhibiting member of the Pastel and Paint Group and the Tin Shed Art Group. Tim has exhibited at a number of galleries, including the Bungendore Fine Art Gallery and the Watson Arts Centre. In 2015 Tim had his first solo exhibition at the School House Gallery in Ginninderra Village, Gold Creek.
In 2017 Tim was Artist-in-Residence in the Cataract Gorge, Tasmania.
Tim has received many awards for his work over more than a decade. He has received a total of 14 first prizes for his pastels, drawings, printmaking, mixed media and still life works. Major prizes include the 2012 Best in Show award at the ASOC Spring Exhibition (Pastel “The Chair in the Window”), and Tim was the Reserve Champion at the 2016 Royal National Capital Art Show (Pastel “Storm in the Bay”).
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