Tim paints largely from his imagination; painting people especially without need of any reference. Animals and some other more specific elements, however are a sort of a 'frankenstein-esque' composition of various different visual references, but never directly copied.
The paintings are arrived at organically, like a story unfolding, always with this over-arching theme of death; evoking a dark sense of mystery and mood. He is interested always in convincingly capturing the emotional interactions between his characters, which make the images more emotive and affecting.
The Bacchanalia Series is a series of small scale works takes as loose inspiration this Classical festival of ultimate decadence and animalistic pleasure.