Living in a rural environment close to the beaches of the Atlantic coast fuels the content of Tim Southall’s work.
“It is in the landscape that I make drawings before going into the studio to make pieces of work which are a distillation of my ideas rather than directly representational pieces. It is through the landscape that I try to convey a sense of something universal and at the same time personal, whether it is a narrative piece, or an evocation of place or a fleeting moment.”
From a technical point of view Southall plays with composition and colour, and uses traditional processes and materials at the printmaker’s hand to interpret his ideas. He strives to look for something new and exciting in a much used medium and makes works of art that are delicate and shows a lightness of touch along with an eye for detail and nuance. The outcome of these experiments is not always a success, but the journey is always worthwhile and for artist.