Tim Storrier 1949 –
Tim Storrier is best known for his oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, but he is also a sculptor and printmaker. He has been described as a symbolic landscape artist, but his work encompasses more than just landscapes. ‘Storrier is now one of Australia’s most accomplished living artists. His recognizable depictions of the Australian landscape, complete with their recurring motifs of burning logs and floating fragments of scorched paper amongst others, are constructed with a deep understanding of the subjects and executed with the utmost technical dexterity.’2
His talent showed at an early age when he was still at school. He continued developing his skills by studying graphic design at the National Art School in Sydney, then went on to work at the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC TV) as a graphic artist. He began entering and winning some premier art prizes and was able to start solo exhibitions of his work. These soon extend around the country and overseas in the UK and USA.
He travelled extensively, including remote areas of Australia with other noted artists such as John Olsen (Lake Eyre in 1976), Richard Tipping, Frank Hodgkinson, and Colin Jack Hinton (Kakadu in 1982), then again with John Olsen and art critic Giles Auty (Moree, Longreach, Uluru, Coober Pedy, William Creek Hotel, Lake Eyre and Broken Hill in 1996).
In between these times he also traveled widely overseas including shows in the USA, Japan, and in the UK, and travels to Egypt, China, Turkey, Mexico, and Africa.