Tim Pomeroy

Tim Pomeroy is a consummate artist who lives and works on the Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland. He graduated from Gray's School of Art in 1981 and returned there as a lecturer before establishing himself as a full-time artist in 1983. Initially he exhibited artworks at the Edinburgh Festival 1981-1991, and then gained representation in several London, Edinburgh and Glasgow Galleries including: Agnews Gallery, London; The Fine Art Society, London and Edinburgh; and The Beaumont, London. He is a regular exhibitor with Compass Gallery and Gerber Fine Art.

His career has included many one-off projects principally as a sculptor but has also embraced book illustration, theatre-design and mural painting. He has had five solo exhibitions and his sculptures feature in several public collections: Gray's School of Art, Educational Institute of Scotland, Leicestershire Education Authority, Clydesdale District Council, Glasgow City Council, Strathclyde University, Esme Fairbairn Foundation (London), North Ayrshire Council, National Trust for Scotland, The Beatson Gartnavel Hospital, Duke of Devonshire (Chatsworth House), The Archdiocese of Glasgow, and The Dowager Countess of Cawdor.

His most recent works are based on organic subject matter but they also reveal a real interest in fossil forms and usefulness and beauty of manmade objects both from Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeology and from contemporary life.

He embraces stone as his principle medium for its enduring and associative qualities. Traditionally, hewn-stone has been associated with the sacred and the otherworldly. Cists, shrines, sarcophagi, altars, the Stone of Destiny, gravestones, obelisks, indeed Greek and Roman statuary are all imbued with a sense of the metaphysical. Hewn-stone can become a conduit for identifying and communicating with the numinous. Tim Pomeroy's sculptures offer something of this essence.