tim ridley

Above Us

I make these paintings which seek to centre the animal on found wooden supports in oils. I found this plywood support in Penzance where I have a studio. All my work is concentrated on the animal/human relationship and its possible futures. DM me on Instagram for sales @timridley967

Where is my mind?

From a series of dark background paintings made during Tim’s MA at Plymouth College of Art. All my work is made on found materials to minimise any impact on the environment, To enquire about purchases DM me @timridley9678. Works will be delivered by hand on public transport to reduce carbon emissions. My practice is as …

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hyena & birds

The source image for this painting was from a book about the animals of the Serengeti. It depicts the fighting the predation and lives of animals without flinching from the violence and gore. here a Hyena fights off vultures from an antelope carcass. Made for the Newly Society of Artists show ‘Borders’ at Tremenheere sculpture …

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Boobook Owl

This is part of a series of larger paintings made during Tim’s MA at Plymouth College of Art. The photographic reference is from a book ‘Birds of Australia’ by Michael Morcombe.

Javan tiger extinct

wey moor at Warleggan, using found imagery from a 60s wildlife annual, red seemed an appropriate colour as these animals habitat is destroyed for profit. In some areas there is hope that we will slow or perhaps halt the desecration of the environment. I am always positive about the possibility of change for the better.

Drawing 1

Made from a self portrait and a found image of a primate. Copying the monkey’s pose I wanted to put myself literally alongside her, and it felt uneasy. Making larger scale charcoal drawings on found wood has become an important part of my process. I enjoy working at a larger scale and the interaction between …

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The mangabay image is from a favourite childrens animal annual of mine called ‘Introducing Animals’ from the 50s. the pictures are all made in a zoo, and I think the monkey, natural to the Congo, looks a bit board, hand on his knee, legs stretched out on the dirt floor of his enclosure. Some of …

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