Tim has a passion for the art of etching he takes a sheet of steel and rolls beeswax over it, then draws detailed images into the wax. The steel plate is then thrown into metal eating acid, which runs through the holes in the beeswax and chews into the steel. Different coloured oil paints are then carefully rubbed into the tiny etched lines, and more colours rolled over the top. The plate is laid onto an etching press and acid free paper is laid onto the plate, and squeezed between rollers at a pressure of three tonnes. The ink is transferred onto the paper and gives the final etching.
16 etchings are in the permanent collection of the Houses of Parliament, and has pictures in collections in several countries, including Australia, Saudi Arabia, India and America.
His wave paintings started as a direct result of being an Island Dweller, being out on the beaches and on the water in yachts and kayaks. Tim loves the sea in all its moods, from the flat calm of a creek or summer evening to the winter storms.
You can find Tim on Stand C16a at HIVE 2015 or visit his website at www.timslatter.co.uk