Tim Wright was born, grew up and educated in London, where he continues to live and work. He has exhibited extensively, and his paintings feature in many collections, both in the UK and internationally. He is represented by Pontone Gallery, in London and New York and has had many solo and group exhibitions.
He has long experience of teaching, having worked as a fine art lecturer at most of the principal London art colleges, particularly Chelsea School of Art. He has also worked at many other art institutions, notably Turner’s House Museum.
He was engaged as painting consultant to the Mike Leigh directed film 'Mr Turner'. He taught the actor Timothy Spall to paint, in order for him to prepare for the role, and, when filming began, advised him and other actors on set. Over the years he has given lectures and talks about Turner and his work on the film, notably, at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, The Salisbury Museum, The Turner Contemporary Museum, The Rye Festival and Birkbeck College, University of London.
He has made numerous media appearances, including BBC news and radio, French, Dutch and German arts programmes, Sky Arts and the BBC arts programme ‘Imagine’.
Tim Wright is a painter who works primarily in oil and watercolour. Drawing is also an important part of his practise. His early paintings displayed an interest in the figure and explored its fragmentation through a vigorous painting process. In the last few years, he has explored a contemporary interpretation of classical and baroque themes in paintings which combine turbulent, gestural handling with passages of carefully-observed representation.