For the last two years I has been working on a series of drawings focused on a unique piece of coastline called Tregardock in North Cornwall. The area of Tregardock Cliffs is owned by the National Trust and is both wild and beautiful. The transfer of artistic focus from old buildings to towering cliffs and sea has seemed a natural progression and one that has allowed me both a high degree of experimentation with medium, as well as immersal in my subject.
Integral to this phase of work has been a learning, both of what I am drawing, the plants and their seasonality, and also the external forces that affect my work; the tides, the ever changing light, where the sun rises and sets, and the history of the place. I have been reading Daphne du Maurier, poetry by John Betjeman and listening to the daily service on Radio 4 long wave each morning to help get more of a sense of the place.
The simple notion of kneeling in the mud and drawing at Tregardock has felt profound. There is something very humbling about being alone in such a vast landscape, and in truth everything in me can pull away from Tregardock when the weather is stormy. Still though I know I must overcome, feel the earth beneath me and the elements around me, and draw.
Tim studied classical drawing and painting techniques at Lavender Hill Studios in London. He has developed a wide portfolio of drawings of London, Oxford, Rome, and most recently North Cornwall. Of key inspiration to his work is the practice of Degas.