Tim Goffe has gained a reputation as an accomplished and collected painter, and has won prestigious painting prizes and been selected for inclusion in high-profile gallery exhibitions.
His choice of subject matter, coupled with an instinct for composition and expressive handling of paint, result in evocative scenes that imply a narrative but never fully explain themselves.
From disused industrial yards and empty shop windows, to nocturnal petrol stations, the absence of human figures in Goffe’s compositions heightens the sense of atmosphere by suggesting that the viewer is alone in the environment.
Builders yards and industrial sites are seen when work has ended for the day or not yet begun, while vacant and forgotten shopfronts are painted with a vitality which reminds the onlooker that these were once thriving places.
Goffe’s painterly style is a balance of precision and expressive mark-making, and has developed from his desire to translate fleeting moments onto the painted canvas.
Tim Goffe studied fine art at Brighton before moving to London and establishing himself as a photographer, working in several industries including film, advertising, publishing, architecture and latterly fine art.
After studying with RBA member Colin Orchard Tim Goffe has exhibited widely and been a prize winner and exhibitor in several prestigious judged shows, recently, The Threadneedle Prize, The Discerning Eye, The New English Art Club, The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, the Cork Street Open and the RBA Open, winning the Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize for: Draughtsmanship, Variety and Exploration.