Tim’s budgerigar paintings were created in response to the colour and demeanour of a cage full of budgies in a Majorcan market. Working from his own photos and sketches, he paints these small birds in the studio, imbuing each with a certain character.
In 2019 Budgerigar was hung in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, also accepted was Lead Goose, a small study of a toy farmyard animal. This success and the subsequent sales have encouraged further development of these series. He had a painting accepted for this year's 2020 RA Summer Exhibition too.
Tim studied Graphic Design & Illustration at Leicester Polytechnic and went on to represent artists as an illustrators’ agent and then as a gallerist. He has recently returned to painting though throughout his career drawing has been a constant, whether sketching characters he encounters in his day to day experience or capturing the life model at his regular class. It is the magic of recording a 3D object in a 2D medium which is the continuing motivation for him and always a thrill.