Tim Stampton'In a world where personal vision is discouraged by mass media, I enjoy the challenge of producing images by what some people see as archaic methods. Ink, paper, paint, are to me, stronger and more interesting than electronic images that have no time-line, are dependant upon machines, and have no existence if the electricity supply is turned off. I try to interpret the tales, scenery and atmosphere of Ireland by the print techniques of woodcuts and engravings'.
Tim Stampton was born in Brighton in 1942. He emigrated to Canada in 1949 and became a Canadian citizen. He did his art training at Canterbury College of Art and then studied ceramics at St. Ives, Cornwall with Bernard Leach. Returning to Canada, Tim taught ceramics at Memorial University, Newfoundland. He moved to England and took up a position at Portsmouth Polytechnic in the Fine Art Department.
A change of direction in the 1980's led to printmaking and painting. He now lives and works in Malin, County Donegal where he has set up a print workshop and has a studio/gallery.
Tim has exhibited widely in Canada, England, Germany and Ireland, including the Royal Hibernian Academy, Iontas Small Works Sligo, Letterkenny Library, and Derry's Ken McGilloway Gallery where his 'Curses of Colm Cill' illustrations were shown.
His works also have been widely published, in his brother Sean's books, 'Rathlin Tale', 'The Borrowed Lake', 'The Fishermans Tale', 'The Three Stones'.