Celestial Paintings

This is a body of work inspired by my life-long interest in astronomy and the cosmos. Since ancient times the sky has held a fascination for humans, probably because it raises fundamental questions about our existence and our place in the universe, so it's a natural subject for art. I've drawn stylistic influence from many sources ranging from Fragonard and the French Rococo to the eerie surrealism of Paul Delvaux. Many of my works are done collaboratively with my wife Asia, who apart from being my principal model, is also heavily involved in the conceptual background and aesthetics of my work.


The Astronomy Picnic - astronomy space painting
Blood Moon - astronomy space painting

Jupiter
The Comet - astronomy space painting
La Luna - astronomy space painting
Transit of Venus painting by Tim Wetherell - astronomy space painting
The Swan Nebula - astronomy space painting
The Astronomer's wife - astronomy space painting
Venus in Conjunction - astronomy space painting

The England Series

A body of work inspired by the English landscape, especially the few remaining pockets of unspoilt "old England". It's fascinating to experience these places because they are so historically ambiguous. Walking around them you would hardly know what century you were in. My paintings aim to capture that ambiguity, both the artistic style and the landscape itself giving little indication as to the period they portray.


painting of Wainman's Pinnacle Cowling by Tim Wetherell
painting of the dream garden at Dunster
painting of Minehead Bay
Tim Wetherell, The letter in Conygar Woods
Showers over Bossington

House Commissions

If you have a property that you're particularly fond of, I'm happy to undertake a commission to paint it. It's an area of my practice that I'm looking to expand, so at the moment I'm offering an introductry discount of 75% off the regular price! Details can be found here.


painting of Edwardian house

Other Works


Australia
Netherwood House
Princess Snobbypants
Made in China

Traditional oil paintings take at least six months to dry sufficiently for a first varnish coat and framing. Works marked NYFS (Not yet for sale) are currently drying but will be available soon either directly from me or via one of my gallery outlets. I'm happy to accept paypal so if you buy direct, you'll be protected by their buyer guarantee scheme. Prints of all works are available immediately from Zazzle.


Paintography

One of the great powers of photography as an art form is it's realism. I don't just mean that it looks real but that when one sees a photograph it portrays an event that really happened, a person that really lived. In that way photographs have the ability to move us in ways no other art form can, even in an age of digital manipulation.

Given that much of my work has a historical flavour, I began to wonder what would happen if I were to take some of my paintings and digitally manipulate them into photograph-like representations of a world that never was. I'm hoping to create a sort of surreal half way house between what's reality and what's pure imagination.

As it happens these kind of images follow what was very much a Victorian tradition. Models photographed in studio settings with a variety of found objects and painted backdrops depicting scenes far more exotic than the sitters were ever likely to experience first hand. Perhaps there's even a little irony too since my sitters in the modern world are combined into images that depict a past they will never be able to physically experience.

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paintography

Paper Moon


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