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Art by Tim Holmes


Pursuing my deep fascination with the human face, I paint portraits in oils and on canvas, board and paper. Strongly influenced by the old masters and some newer ones, I find myself on a creative journey to improve my understanding of the anatomy of the face and its expressions. Here is a small selection of paintings showing my endeavours. 


Although not my favourist discipline, I also like to paint landscapes, seascapes and city scenes from time to time. I am fortunate to live on the outskirts of the city of Munich, and the beauty of the lakes and mountains of  Bavaria is a constant inspiration to me. 


I love to sketch and scribble...with pencil, charcoal, pastels, biro, pigment liners or with brushes and oil paints. Often mixing media, I love the freedom of sketching and doodling to create an improvised and experimental surprise. Here some of them, including preparation sketches for  what later become full paintings.

Tutorials & workshops

Join me for Oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, charcoal  painting and sketching  workshops – in the studio or outdoors. Every month we'll take a different subject or theme and I'll take you step by step through the processes of painting and drawing. Each workshop costs €120 per person including materials. Workshops are usually for groups of 3-4 people but can also be arranged for individuals.

Bookings can be made anytime by calling +49 176 72860574.

Or contact me here