Tim Gustard is a master of illusion. He provides us with insights into his personal world and appeals to our senses: vintage Moet, fruits, cheese, chocolates, together with exquisite examples of fine glass, silver and porcelain.
His works are mostly small and highly detailed. He selects carefully considered arrangements of objects and sets about creating their textures, reflections and shimmering surfaces. Although we can see the influence of Chardin and the early Dutch masters on his art, his style is highly distinctive and very much his own.
Having trained at art school in the 1970's, Tim's career started to take off about 20 years ago, since when as he strived for perfection his technique has become ever more refined and his work has gained in appreciation as an ever widening audience discovered his talent.
His subjects are observed with precision and the skilful use of colour and light gives a sense that objects appear to advance out from their backgrounds, creating the illusion that they are not so much “still life ” but that they are live, present and tactile.
In addition to his success exhibiting with galleries in London and other parts of the UK, he has also exhibited various major Art Institutions; The Royal Academy; Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute, the Royal Scottish Society of Watercolour Painters.
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