Tim Fawcett - Painter 

Tim Fawcett is a painter, originally from Cambridge, studied Fine Art at Sunderland and Cambridge with PGCE training at Brighton. He moved to the Isle of Wight, UK, in order to commit to his practice full time.


Artist Statement:

Fawcett’s painting practice explores visual dichotomies - concrete versus abstract, discipline versus freedom, and order versus chaos.


Having successfully carved a niche earlier in his career as a figurative painter, a turning point came when teaching adults with learning disabilities. The profound joy that his students showed in their uninhibited approach to painting, was life affirming and hugely inspirational.

Tension is created by conflicting renderings of the spontaneous and the deliberate, the conscious and the unconscious, or the strange and familiar. The resulting image is one that appears familiar but resists recognition. At first glance, his paintings introduce new forms of communication between irregular lines, naive marks offset by regular forms. His work is characterised by immediacy of a painting process, working with the urgency of decision making along with more considered composition.



2020 "Edge of Abstraction", at Aspire, Ryde. Curated by Jan Johnston and Zoe Barker

2017  Solo show “Life is Modern Rubbish” Jackhouse Gallery Portsmouth

2013  "Distillation" Redrooster, Brighton  


2020  Artists for NHS, St Mary's Hospital, Newport

2020  Artists for YMCA fundraiser, donated works for young carers

2020  The Other Art Fair, Trueman's Brewery, London Mar 19-22nd POSTPONED

2019  Open Studio , Ryde, Isle of Wight

2019  Quay Arts Gallery, Isle of Wight - Group Showcase

2018  Dynamite Gallery, Brighton -Group show,

2017  Camaver Kunsthaus, Italy, 

2017  Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London

2016  DMH Stallard London, Group show

2016  Ink-d Gallery Group show

2016  Shortlisted for National Open Art Competition

2016  Art for Syria Auction donation

2016  Big Heart Charity Auction donation

2015  Galerie de Francony -  Selected works

2015  King's Hill Gallery, Kent, UK  

 2015 DMH Stallard, Gatwick, UK

2015  Ink-d gallery - summer

2015  Saatchi online "Artist of the Day" 

2015  Spring Show Jeffrey Meier Gallery New Jersey 

2014  Phoenix Gallery Brighton "A3" group show & auction

2014  Phoenix Open Studios

2014  Ink-d Gallery Brighton  "Pushing Paint"

2013  Affordable Art Fair - Battersea, London

2013  JAG Gallery –Brighton

2016  Willow foundation Charity Art Auction

2012  Affordable Art Fair - Hampstead, London

2012  Affordable Art Fair - Battersea, London

2010-2012 Lilford Gallery, Canterbury

2009  Ink-D gallery Brighton 

2009 No Walls Gallery

2009 First Floor 2 Gallery


Contact Me

+44(0)7585 807693



Smith, Sandra: “In the Frame”, Hampshire Life, January edition, 2018


Crowe, Rebecca: “Modern Rubbish is Life”, Solo exhibition catalogue, 2017


Giornale di Lecco: “Villa Monastero ospita l’arte internazionale”, Italy 8th June 2017


Williams, Kathy (Mental Health Arts): “Unmade”, group show, Foal Arts, Ryde 2017

Private Collections

UK, Italy, France, Germany, Australia, USA and Israel

 © 2019 Tim Fawcett