There are some that call me…”Tim”

Michelango's 'Creation of Adam' and brain on a palette

Hello, I’ve just enrolled with h2g2 (February 2008) with the intention of becoming a Community Artist…and what do you know? I logged on to My Space one day to find that I’ve got a big shiny badge! Hooray!

In my role as an artist I like doing portraits but I am not averse to doing the odd landscape or pretty flower in a variety of media – pastel, watercolour, ink and acrylic. I’ve not tried oil. However, in the early days, before computers I used to be employed as a paste-up artist at a printer’s; so I reckon that I’d be OK at doing the odd graphic.

I now work for a well-known utilities company drawing different types of ducting. As you can imagine, because I am a very dull boring person, this is the job of my dreams.

Mouldy vegetables

I don’t know much about Art History but, if pushed, I really like Stanley Spencer’s stuff, Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud…um….Sickert and all that other stuff that you’re supposed to like……Impressionism (especially Cezanne), Michelangelo and that. I also like all that Byzantine and Medieval art. But don’t embarrass me by asking me any questions about any of it!

MUSIC: I like Tom Waits, Flanders and Swann, Benjamin Britten and Yes. However, I am also big on kitsch and my favourite bunch of mp3s at the moment is “The Ethel Merman Disco Album” and “Spock’s Music from Outer Space”. God bless my third generation iPod and…dare I say it here…B*t T*rr*nt!

A guitar with John Lennon's face on it

MISC LIST: Monty Python, THHGTTG (of course), The Beatles, Steven Berkoff, Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter, Euripides (especially Medea) Equus, Rome Total War, The Thick of It,Wallace and Gromit and the Curse of the Wererabbit, The Four Quartets, His Dark Materials, Lord of the Rings, Spirited Away, Casablanca, The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, The Tallis Scholars.


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Tim preston

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