2019 course dates April 7 - 11
2020 course dates #1 April 19 - 24 (‘Capture the moment - from rapid sketch to finished painting’)
2020 course dates #2 October 11 - 16 (Norfolk villages and coastline in acrylics)
Tim Fisher is entirely self-taught and is one of the UK's leading demonstrators and tutors. He has been nominated 'Tutor of the Month' by the Leisure Painter magazine and his articles regularly appear in this and other art publications. Tim has two published books for Search Press, “How to Paint Flowers in Acrylic” and “Perspective” and is currently writing a third book “Beginners Guide to Oil Pastels” due for publication in 2018. He is the UK demonstrator for Sennelier Soft pastels and creator of Fisher400 artpaper used worldwide by pastel, mixed media artists and more recently coloured pencil artists.
Tim has won numerous awards for his artwork including the Daler-Rowney front page competition and the Leicestershire Pastel Society Gadsby prize. Much of his original work can be found in public, corporate and private collections throughout the world.
Tim uses a variety of media, including Watercolour, Oils, Pastels, Acrylics and Mixed Media; Whenever possible he collects his own reference material by observation, field sketches, and taking photographs; his work is a composite of all these plus a remarkable use of light and colour to produce intriguing and inviting images.
I enjoy the diversity that art brings. I love experimenting with different media and in some cases, combining them. Drawing plays a large part in what I do and I’m a big believer in keeping a sketchbook, both as a means of recording fleeting elements within my surroundings and as a device that can be used to further develop artwork.
As part of the painting process, I tend to avoid too much realism, focussing more on the effect of light, shadow, texture and lost edges, with my work leaning more towards impressionism and colour.
I have worked in the Norfolk area for a number of years and find that this wonderful area provides some of the greatest themes for the artist. There can be no greater joy than capturing the evocative mood of the constantly changing Norfolk skies, and I am much looking forward to leading a Big Sky Art course in 2019. If you would like further information on any aspect of the course, please feel free to contact me by email.