Amy Timms

Amy’s paintings aim to convey the essence or souls of the animals that they represent. Working primarily in bold, flat gouache, the interplay between colour and negative space of her neutral backgrounds is key.

Drawing upon multiple themes of love, death, decay, rebirth, melancholia and metamorphosis, they invite the viewer to regard their subject in a different light. Often representing images that in their corporeal forms could be seen as morbid or grotesque. Her intention is not to shock, simply to celebrate and express the beauty of all natural forms, be they in life or in death.

Inspiration is taken from the science of anatomy, entomology, lepidoptery, folklore, Victoriana, curiosities, taxidermy, hunting and the indigenous flora and fauna of the British Isles.

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2003-2007 BA (Hons) Illustration, University College Falmouth (formerly Falmouth College of Art)

2013 Winter Shop, Antlers Gallery, Bristol
2013 Kindred, Antlers Gallery, London
2012 Old Beliefs, Antlers Gallery, Stroud
2012 Other Nature, Antlers Gallery, Bristol
2011 Winter, Antlers Gallery, Bristol
2011 RWA 159th Autumn Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2010 Grotesques, Antlers Gallery, Bristol
2009 Inkygoodness, Birmingham
2007 Cunard Queen Victoria, (work is on permanent display)
2007 Chelsea Flower Show, London
2007 New Designers, London

2012 AAF Bristol, Antlers Gallery, Bristol