Tim was born in 1950 in London.
During the late 50s & early 60s he spent time in Uganda, where, like many who experienced the colonial bush, his spare time was spent drawing, making miniature gardens & generally trying to escape from the school books his mother & father had his aunt send out from England. To his eternal delight there was plenty of scope for escape.
After returning to the UK & completing his education, Tim enrolled on a 'Foundation' year at 'High Wycombe College of Art.' He then went to 'Birmingham School of Art' & studied Fine Art under the Scottish expressionist painter, William Gear & sculptors John Bridgeman, (once an assistant to Henry Moore) Steve Hurst, sculptor & bronze caster & Barry Flanagan. After Birmingham he was to join the M.A. course at 'The Slade School of Art' but instead chose to join the BBC as a set designer. During his time there, he was involved in many well known television dramas, film productions & 'music & arts' programmes. After ten years under the protective wing of 'Auntie,' Tim went freelance & during the next twenty years he designed nearly a thousand television commercials & 'pop promos,' many of them award winners & many shot in difficult locations around the world. For which 'beating about the bush' put him in good stead.
Tim has been increasingly involved in pursuing his own creative ideas & images that are not driven by client wishes & has started to produce pieces of his own sculpture again. The world turns & he is now fully engaged in the pursuit of those images that excite & occupy him in everyday life. A life he chose to follow over thirty years ago, before he wandered off into the mists & eternal swamps of the television & film industry.
Tim returns to Africa frequently, where he has a home. So animals & birds were a natural starting point for his re-entry into the world of sculpture. Curiously, set design & the myriad of problems that occupied him for so many years do not have relevance in his work. However, Tim's love of the theatre & contemporary dance, together with his love of animals & birds seems to be giving rise to ideas, which with some genetic engineering & imagination are now producing some interesting images.
From here, who knows where? But when as a child, you are woken by Elephant & Colobus monkeys shrieking just outside your bedroom window & Lion are discovered sunning themselves close to the rear veranda, you can rest assured that animals & birds will continue to feature strongly in his work.