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.
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 The Other Art Fair, Trueman's Brewery, London Mar 19-22nd
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
Ink-D gallery Brighton
No Walls Gallery
First Floor 2 Gallery
Brighton Art Fair
Brighton Festival, Five Ways GuestArtist
Brighton Festival, Roundels &Scoundrels
Worthing Museum & Gallery
Toovey’s Contemporary Art Auction
Art House Emsworth
Ceolfrith Gallery Sunderland
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
UK, Italy, France, Australia, USA, Israel.