Tim Rossiter

Tim Rossiter decided to be a painter around the age of 4 and he has never wavered from that initial decision. He trained as an artist in his home town of Bristol and went on to teach at the Art College there for some years.
Since moving to the Black Mountains in the early 80s, a number of themes have recurred in his work. These include elements from Greek, and more recently, Welsh mythology, though these are always used in a highly personal way and also elements from the landscape and the ancient markers in it. Poetry too has been an important influence and he has received funding from the Arts Council of Wales to collaborate creatively with a number of poets, working most recently with Welsh language poet Frank Olding and Graham Hartill on a series of readings and exhibitions exploring the work of Taliesin.
A last part of the jigsaw of influences: the way in which orchestral music is structured is often used as a template for problem solving as regards the composition and tonal and colour dynamics in a painting.
Most works are in oil, painted onto a white primed panel using a glazing medium to impart a level of transparency to the pigment, which is built up in layers. Colours are partly mixed on the panel itself and no attempt is made to obliterate the chance brushstrokes that occur from the particular handwriting of this process.

Winter Trees
Oil on panel
61 x 46cm

Llanthony Abbey
Oil on panel
122 x 61cm

The Sugar Loaf and Skirrid
Oil on panel
30 x 30 cm

Cefn Coed Hillfort
Oil on panel
30 x 30cm

Llangattock Mountain
Oil on panel
61 x 76 cm

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