Tim Ball, A Closer Look

January 30th – March 20th, 2016

Opening, January 30th, 2 – 5pm




Exhibition Information

This new collection of paintings represents a change in direction from previous works, and brings together a more abstract view of landscape as seen in hedgerows, woodlands and other wild places. These interpretations are often derived from ideas and observations whilst out walking and are captured using sketches, photographs and memories to be worked on later back in my studio.


As the seasons change our visual landscape changes, in this new collection of work I hope to capture some of those fleeting glimpses.  I explore the overgrown and forgotten boundaries-windows into our past.


Natural forms such as branches, shrubs and foliage begin to create their own unique shapes as rich colours created by light pass between their structures.


All works are a mixture of materials but predominantly oil paint. The paintings are built up using thin washes to establish form and space and then worked over with oils, varnish and in some cases pastels to add to the sense of depth.

Previous Exhibitions

Wirksworth Festival
Old station gallery open exhibition
Tarpey Gallery open
Ashbourne Festival
Derbyshire Open , Buxton museum and art gallery
Old station gallery summer show


Old station gallery ‘From the land’ exhibition
Wirksworth Festival
Asbourne Festival
Derbyshire Open exhibition
Wirksworth festival
Salon open Cromford
Wirksworth festival


Selected Awards

2015 Derbyshire County Council Award- Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
2015 Winner of the peoples prize- Old station gallery Rowsley
2014 Derbyshire Open –commendation
Trent college – Long eaton
John Walter Thompson company –Hong kong


Selected group exhibition

Wirksworth festivals- 2008-2015
Ashbourne Festivals-2014/2015
Derbyshire Open -2012/2015
Wax works- Collins gallery- The university of Strathclyde, Glasgow 1997


Tarpey Gallery
77 High Street
Castle Donington
De74 2pq

Opening Times

Thursday – Sunday
10am – 5pm


Luke Tarpey – 07772404293


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