Tim Denison (Zaak)
Tim first became interested in paitings when his rather exasperated mother enrolled
him for portrait painting lessons at the tender age of age. His big, scary sister
had previsously learned to be an artist from the from the same tutor -
At this point in time Zaak and his family lived in Australia in the often surreally
In 1986. after four years of hard work and lots of artistic fun, Zaak graduated from
Underdale College with a degree in graphic design. This was to be his only formal
qualification in art. Prior this he had studied painting, drawing and printmaking
in the evenings, part-
In 1990 he moved to England with his new family and has done various work -
cartooning. He currently lives in Fordingbridge and constantly draws inspiration and energy from the New Forest.
In his art Zaak tries to vary his subject matter as much as possible, contrary to following a set theme.
The unifying aspect of his work is he attempt to imbue each painting with a sense of disquiet and enigmaticness.
'I believe that there is a wonderful strangeness in all the subjects that have chosen me to paint and draw them. My task is simply to release these qualities and try to reveal them to those that see my work'.