Tim Nash is a student of philosophy and life observer. Unlike other abstract painters he doesn't try to distort the world into abstractions, he simply presents the world as he sees it. His distortions are his vision. They show the dynamics between people, the chaos of change, the dynamism of growth, the experience of being as he experiences it.
Many of his works draw from philosophy, using Socrates and the ancient classics as a base, he pulls the world together through line and colour and creates the disparate junctions of experience through wild colours and sharp breaks in line. He uses found objects, lace doilies at his mother's house, napkins he's found at cafes, and event the breakfast he's eating on dates as materials to build out his works.
When I was knee-deep in his catalogue of works in his studio he told me about a date he'd been on where he was so distracted with the way the woman was holding her dog that he had to draw it on the spot and the only thing he had to draw with was his eggs on toast and his coffee. So that's what he used. In this way, his work isn't just a reflection of his vision of the world, but it's also very literally combining the world around him as he lives in it.
Tim's works come in two main varieties - full paintings and colour drawings. His sketches are short snippets of life around him and each of them tell unique stories, the paintings range from small intense abstractions to large canvases and works on board. It's impossible not to find stories in all of them. You don't need to know the real stories (although we're lucky enough to have him share them with us at artist nights), because they're the stories of all of us, of life, of shared humanity. You can find yo