Artist and Printmaker
Tim Baynes has studied at Colchester School of Art, the Slade School of Fine Art and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
He works in oils, acrylics as well as watercolours capturing the sea and shoreline, landscapes and cities: private collectors in Britain, America, Australia, Italy and France have acquired his work.
Always drawing, Tim fills Moleskine sketchbooks whenever he travels. He has amassed a collection of over 1300 drawings of 25 cities across the world. These drawings are featured in a weekly in a weekly travel blog ‘ Passport’ on the BBC.com website where 50 million people have access to his work.
As a result of his collaboration with the BBC Tim’s work is featured in Wanderlust magazine and major newspapers in America and the Far East.
At the beginning of 2010 Tim renewed his fascination with printmaking influenced by print maker Christine Lock working at her riverside press beside the Thames at Marlow. Last year the experience resulted in Journeys an exhibition of mono prints of exciting cities at The Circus Gallery in Marylebone, London.
This year Tim returns to The Circus Gallery with his show Shoreline running from October 20 through to November 20. The exhibition is a celebration of Britain’s coastline, again through a bold and graphic colour palette enabled by mono print.
WRITER ALAN JACKSON COMMENTED ON TIM’S 2009 SHOW
For Tim, that may mean losing himself in such familiar territory as Frinton-on-Sea (he was born in what he calls the nearby ‘badlands’ of Essex), Suffolk’s Aldeburgh, the Gower Peninsula of south Wales and Scotland’s mighty Skye. Or it may mean his discovery of Seattle’s Alki, Sydney’s Bondi and other beaches in, say, Dubai or Thailand while travelling on business (he is a senior executive in the advertising industry) or as a keen-eyed tourist. All his work shows an artist in love both with his craft and with his subject.
For more information on Tim, check out www.timbaynesart.co.uk