Tim Packer

Tim Packer was born in 1961 in Toronto. He studied commercial art in high school and then Graphic Design at George Brown College. He continued to paint, through the eighties and nineties while pursuing a successful career as a Detective with the Toronto Police Service. By the mid nineties his painting had become the driving force in his life and in January of 2000 he left policing to pursue his art career full time.

Tim is an elected member and past President of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and a former President of the Oshawa Art Association. He is a Senior Signature Member of the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists and has sat on the Institute?s new members jury. His work has won numerous awards and has appeared in juried shows in Mexico, the United States and across Canada. Painting in watercolours and oils, he works in three very distinct styles. For commissioned portraits, he works quite realistically and is able to capture the very essence of the model. His watercolour landscape work however is quite interpretive, relying on the abstract use of positive and negative shapes to give a unique perspective of the world around us. With oils he paints the Canadian Landscape in a bold style reminiscent of the Group of Seven. He is an active instructor; teaching a number of painting workshops across Canada for many organizations such as Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, The Toronto Watercolour Society, Loyalist College and the Wellington County Museum and Archives to name but a few. Tim has also been featured several times as the artist in residence at the McMichael Canadian Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario... the ?Spiritual Home of the Group of Seven?.

Tim's work can be found in many private collections around the world and in the Corporate Collections of C.I.B.C. Wood Gundy, Molsons Canada, King Reid and Associates and the Toronto Police Service.

Tim paints in his studio in Whitby where he lives with his wife and two boys. Readily available as models, they often appear in his work. He exhibits at numerous fine art festivals across Ontario and is represented by Antony?s Gallery in Whitby and Gallery On The Lake in Buckhorn, Ontario.

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