Feature Artist: Tim Freeman

Tim Freeman is a Warrnambool based artist with a keen eye for colour, line and detail. A chance birthday gift of watercolour classes led Tim to rediscover a passion for painting that he’d held in his youth. It was that joy of creativity that sparked the family’s decision to leave their frantic inner-city lifestyle for an idyllic sea change, where they now get to spend more time together and live a relaxed seaside life.

Tim splits his time between painting in his home studio, working in the family business with his wife, and being a stay at home Dad to his two kids. Tim loves being able to draw inspiration for his painting from the enchanting local landscape – beaches, cliffs, and volcanic plains. His recent collection of works are like nothing else around right now.

Tim’s unique approach combines new and old techniques to produce striking original works. He develops his concepts through computer design and transfers these to hardboard or canvas, where he layers acrylic paint to create unique, modern works in stunning colour palettes that evoke calm and nostalgia of family beachside holidays. The angular lines and colour blocks contrast with his soft palettes of neutral pastels to create unique, modern artworks with a nod to mid-century design.

Tim is currently working on new work which explores how the ocean can kindle such a contrast of emotions in us all depending on our state of mind and external factors such as the weather.