Tim Fawcett - Curtains Included, 2020 (detail)

Tim Fawcett

Abstract Art

October 26, 2020

Tim Fawcett is a British painter whose works explore visual dichotomies - concrete versus abstract, discipline versus freedom, and order versus chaos. Having previously established himself as a figurative painter, a turning point for the artist came while he taught adults with learning disabilities. The profound joy his students showed in their uninhibited approach to painting was “life affirming and hugely inspirational”, providing Fawcett with a new purpose and drive, “to explore and develop a new approach and process, a leap of faith into trusting instinct, spontaneity and experience.” His current work combines weathered surfaces, scrawled text, raw, gestural marks, and hints of childlike figuration, positioning itself at a midpoint between abstraction and representation. Originally from Cambridge, Tim Fawcett studied Fine Art at Sunderland and Cambridge with PGCE training at Brighton. Since 2016, he has been living in Isle of Wight, fully committed to his artistic practice.

Featured image: Tim Fawcett - Curtains Included, 2020 (detail). Acrylic and oil stick on curtain. 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in. 100 × 100 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy IdeelArt