Tim Steward is an Cornwall-based artist specialising in architectural and figurative drawings. Created exclusively in black and white they offer a unique take on the animation and vigour of figures in movement, and the compressed energy and life contained within the planes and angles of a building.
Tim originally trained in Town and Country Planning with particular interest in urban design. It was here that he honed his appreciation for the built environment which went on to have such an impact on his personal artistic focus. He later studied classical drawing and painting techniques at Lavender Hill Studios in London. This background in architectural drawing has been central to his progress as an artist, and his personal focus is now to develop a portfolio of iconic buildings from around the world. In his figurative drawing he seeks to capture that elusive quality of the human spirit, whether depicting classical musicians in concert or simple studies of people in everyday life.
Tim’s style is very much a product of his working method; he engages with his subject extremely directly and applies pastel and raw pigment with confidence but also with a remarkable lightness of touch. He is inspired by the mastery of form and medium central to the Classical tradition, in particular the Old Masters such as Degas, Michelangelo and Rouault.
Many of Tim’s stunning drawings are on permanent display in more than 40 public venues across England and Wales, ranging from Queens College Chapel in Oxford to Westminster Hall, and he has undertaken commissions for a wealth of prestigious corporate and private clients.
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