Mythological Narratives by Tim Lane

Inspired by classic literature and mythology, Bristol artist Tim Lane has an anachronistic style with a rich narrative quality.

Graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2004 with a first class (BA Hons) degree in Illustration, Tim has since focused his practice on fine art painting and drawing, inspired by his interests in book illustration and love for narrative. A passion for drawing lies at the core of all his work. Tim has sold and exhibited work in various galleries in and around Bristol and has won awards for his painting including the ‘Bristol Visual Arts Consortium Award’ and the ‘People’s Prize’ Bristol Art Show 2007 at Centrespace Gallery.

Tim’s latest project Anima Mundi is a 5 metre (16 foot) long graphite drawing that folds into an A5 book; a labour of love that he has been working on for the last two years. Presented in concertina book form, which will be bound in to a limited edition of only 200 copies, the project is totally dependent on the success of a newly launched Kickstarter campaign.

‘I love World Mythology, Classical Greek Myth and Hindu Myth particularly, as it has a religious intensity and explains the world in such a visceral, imaginative, dark way. It involves all aspects of life and death, often with an animalistic element, explaining the human condition but as very much part of the animal world. I often ‘animalize’ people with the ‘animal mask’ exhibiting the inner quality of the human character.’

Read an interview with Tim over on Antler’s Gallery here. Tim’s Kickstarter campaign ends on May 10th – incentives include postcards, prints and signed copies of his book.


Posted on Apr 17th, 14 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

Founder & director of Inkygoodness, Lisa is a published writer and arts journalist, focusing on creative business, graphic art and illustration and design education. Her words regularly appear in Computer Arts, Creative Bloq, Digital Arts and IdN.

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