Tim Malone

Urban Creep

Material: Acrylic on Fabriano watercolour paper
Size: 73 cm x 52 cm cm

One in a series of abstract paintings entitled Urban Observations, influenced by the effects of urbanisation
Tim believes that a large part of abstract painting is problem solving. Thirty years as an advertising art/creative director defines his process; a journey through a number of possible ideas, until one finally reveals its potential. Tim starts each painting with large, loose areas of colour, slowly defining the shapes and values by building textured layers, each with more detail than the previous. This process reflects the way advertising layouts are developed where additions or changes in in any part of the work has an impact on the all the others, and solving one design problem often creates others, until a balanced result is finally achieved. Tim is influenced by the places he has lived and worked – South Africa, Saudi Arabia and England – attempting to capture the colours, textures, architecture and social complexities of these places. He work in acrylics on a variety of grounds, his preference being hot-pressed watercolour paper, which is slightly absorbent, but allows the paint to be moved over the surface with relative ease.


  • Publiek from 01-10-2020 23:33 till 30-11-2020 23:34
  • Jury from 29-09-2020 15:21 till 01-11-2020 15:22

Latest paintings

Sign up for our newsletter



Winner of Painting of the Year 2020!!

'Anna' from Berardino Rubini is the winner of Painting of the Year 2020!

Read more


Update sales exhibiton at EuropArtFair

The special sales exhibiton of the 20 best paintings of Painting of the Year 2020 at the EuropArtFair 2021 in Amsterdam has been postponed together with the art fair.

Read more


Winner Audience Award

Julanne Barry wins the Audience Award of Painting of the Year 2020 with her painting 'Joy'.

Read more


Special Catawiki auction

All 20 finalists will get the possibility not only to exhibit their work at the EuropArtFair in Amsterdam, but also...

Read more


Social media

Painting of the Year also has a Facebook page and an Instagram account.

Read more


Color of the Year 2020

How could Painting of the year NOT use the Color for the year for it's website?

Read more


/Cover /Afbeelding1.png /Logo

Follow us