Tim Goffe

Tim Goffe studied fine art at Brighton before moving to London and establishing himself as a photographer, working in several industries including film, advertising, publishing, architecture and latterly fine art.
In more recent years Tim has gained a reputation as an accomplished painter. After studying with RBA member Colin Orchard he has exhibited widely and been a prize winner and exhibitor in several prestigious judged shows, recently, The Threadneedle Prize, The Discerning Eye, The New English Art Club, The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, the Cork Street Open and the RBA Open, winning the Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize for: Draughtsmanship, Variety and Exploration.
He presently paints full time based in south London


Tim Goffe's painterly style is a balance of precision and expressive mark-making, which has developed from his desire to translate into oil paintings the emotional change light can evoke. Moved by the disquiet of the abandoned building, a forgotten space, a night time petrol station or an empty shop, he looks for beauty in the ordinary, and inspiration in the mundane.

Artist statement

"It's all about the light!"
Tim Goffe's past involvement in photography has influenced his approach to painting.
He is an obsessive observer. His has a skill for noticing interest in the world where others might take things for granted. Themes develop but light is always the original inspiration .

Exhibitions and Awards

With the belief that observational figurative painting has a place in contemporary art he is regularly selected for inclusion in prestigious painting prize shows and high-profile gallery exhibitions including; the Columbia Threadneedle Prize, The National Open Art Comp, the ING Discerning Eye, The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize.
In 2014 he was awarded the Gordon Hulson Prize for "Draughtsmanship, Variety & Exploration." at the RBA open show. and was the instagram-take-over artist for the ING discerning eye show in 2016