Tim Wetherell

I’ve been creating art for as long as I can remember. It’s what I was really good at in school. Though back in my youth, in the grimy schoolrooms of Northern England, art wasn’t presented as the sort of thing one did to survive. It seemed that I needed something more practical with which to seek my living. So, I studied science.

I completed an Honours degree in Physics at St Andrews University in Scotland and even collected a nice shiny medal for my academic efforts. I then went on to gain a PhD and undertake gainful employment as a research scientist. Looking back, following the science path is not something I regret at all. I’ve learned a lot about the workings of the universe and yes, managed to make a living in the process. But first and foremost, I’ve always been an artist.

In the many years I've been creating art, I've used a variety of media ranging from photography to sculpture and more recently painting. I've had the good fortune to be selected for several major competitive shows around the world, won acquisitive awards and even exhibited at the National Gallery of Australia.

Back in 2003, I also had the good fortune to meet and marry my wife Asia, who's been my major artistic collaborator and a source of inspiration ever since.

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Tim Wetherell paints in his studio