About the artwork‘Sea Birds’ is a small coastal etching & aquatint by Tim Southall. Drawn from life at the beach of Cape Trafalgar, scene of the famous battle, is this salty, fresh image of birds swooping above the crashing waves and rocks that form the beach. This print is made on a copper plate using acid to etch the drawing into the plate. It is printed on Somerset Velvet, an off-white heavyweight 300 gsm handmade paper from St Cuthbert's Mill in Somerset. The print is in a limited edition of 75 and is signed and numbered by the artist. The image size is 10 x 15 cm on a paper size is 20 x 25 cm.
A quote from Tim Southall "With a coastal/rural environment for inspiration, and an enjoyment of wit and narrative, my work covers a broad spectrum. I play with composition, colour, and in my monochrome work, exploit the subtle tones between stark white and black. Permeating my work is a delicacy and lightness of touch, along with an eye for detail and nuance that comes from many years spent as a practicing artist."
Tim Southall studied Fine Art at Northumbria University and then printmaking at the Royal College of Art and l’école des beaux art, Paris. He splits his time between London and his house and studio in the Cadiz, southern Spain. Tim is a figurative artist best known for his delicate handling of etching and monotype, and bold use of silkscreen print. He is a Director of Arc Fine Arts.