Tim Fowler

Tim Fowler

Since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 2007 with a degree in Contemporary Fine Art I have classed myself as an architectural painter. I paint a range of structures that make up cityscapes including, listed buildings, iconic structures, derelict buildings and contemporary architecture. I wonder the streets of various cities taking photos of whatever catches my eye. The photo is the starting point of my painting but not an exact template. My paintings are partially recognisable images distorted with strong colour and abstract elements. I try to capture something deeper, as apposed to literal representation. I use combinations of acrylic, enamel, gloss, spray paint, ink, graffiti paints, oil sticks and marker pens. My approach to painting is very energetic and brave. My techniques include using masking tape, stencilling, broken lines, flat colour, palette knife painting, mark making and the hardest technique – making mistakes. I find making mistakes helps me