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Artist Profiles » Timon Maxey

Timon MaxeyTimon has always been very interested and involved in art. His parents are both artistic and musical, and this inspired Timon to paint and draw from a very early age. Even while at university studying geography, he spent much of his spare time drawing, and deriving supplementary income from artistic endeavours. Since university Timon’s desire has been to pursue an artistic career. Until recently, this has been predominantly a career as a commercial artist. However, inspired by the successes of other artists and by the enjoyment he gets from painting, Timon now dedicates almost all his time to a career in fine art. “I have a very wide range of experiences and knowledge to draw from, and want to incorporate these into my art to produce work that interests and excites both the audience and myself.”

The images in Timon’s limited edition prints are composed on computer using hand rendered components. He begins by scanning an ink drawing, and then pasting in painted textures, using Photoshop. The images are then printed onto 300gsm German Etching paper using a high quality inkjet printer with inks that are 108 years light-fast.

Artist education and awards: 2005 Finalist in NZ Post Book Awards in Junior Non-Fiction category for illustration and design of Everything You Need To Know About the World By Simon Eliot 2001 Finalist Telecom Art Awards, Wairarapa 2001 Spectrum Print annual book design awards – Designed maps in winner of Best Book award in ‘Captain Cook's World’ 2000 Best Overall Student award, NCMT, Wellington 2000 Advanced Certificate in Multimedia, NCMT, Wellington 1998 Finalist Telecom Art Awards, Wellington 1991 Certificate in Production Graphics and Design, ATI, Auckland

Previous exhibitions: July 2007 Moray Gallery, Dunedin: Limited edition prints April 2007 Fishers Fine Art Gallery, Wellington: Limited Edition prints in Wellington theme exhibition December 2006 Fishers Fine Art Gallery, Wellington: Christmas exhibition featuring cartoon paintings April 2006 Fishers Fine Art Gallery, Wellington: Cubist paintings of Wellington in Wellington theme exhibition December 2005 Fishers Fine Art Gallery, Wellington: Christmas exhibition featuring small cubist works 2004 McGregor Wright Gallery: cubist scenes of Wellington June 2003 Cartoon Exhibition at Central Art Gallery, Queenstown March 2003 McGregor Wright Gallery: cubist scenes of Wellington January 2003 Fishers Fine Art Gallery: cubist scenes of Auckland and its environs July 2002 Brava: Timon Maxey Paintings - a mixture of Wellington/NZ cubist scenes and cartoon paintings February 2002 BAM: Furthermore - humorous predicaments: Cartoon paintings February 2001 Brava: Pum - humorous predicaments: Cartoon paintings April 2001 Artrageous, Martinborough March 2001 Tamarillo: Cartoon paintings February 2001 at Brava: Pum - humorous predicaments: Cartoon paintings September 2000 at Brava: Veek - humorous predicaments: Cartoon paintings 1994 at The Globe: Screen printed banners

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