Tim Southall

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Tim was born in Staffordshire and grew up on the edge of the heavy industrial heartlands of the Black Country. For the last 19 years he has split his time between Birmingham, where he is a member of Birmingham Printmakers, and Cadiz Province in southern Spain, where he has a house and studio.

"For many years, the focus of my work was in the printmaking tradition of the narrative; figures engaged in telling a story. With a move from the bustle of London to the rural tranquility of southern Spain, I became absorbed in the big landscapes surrounding me, and the Atlantic Ocean, which is only three miles away. With its sparkling light, the Costa de la Luz - the coast of light - has long been a magnet for artists, and like many artists before me I was drawn to it. Conventionally, artists pursue one line of expression, making art in a consistent and recognisable style, but here was I making distinctly different pieces of work. Over the years I have become more comfortable with this ‘situation’ and to some extent the landscape is now a dominant force in my narrative works."