Tim Hebbard is a painter working mostly in oils and gouache, based at his studio in Bewdley. His focus on art began at 15 when he attended classes for artistically talented pupils at Dudley School of Art. After leaving school he enrolled on a course to study Fine Arts at Wolverhampton College of Art from 1958 to 1963, becoming ‘Student of the Year’ in 1961, and being subsequently awarded a Travelling Scholarship. Following graduation he began a 30 year teaching career in secondary and further education. In 2005 he retired to Brittany in France and was able to become a full time painter with his own atelier. During 14 years in France, he produced a rich variety of paintings inspired by the landscape and coast, his observation of the people and the environment, physical and cultural, in which he lived. He exhibited locally in one man shows and was associated with groups of artists exhibiting throughout France. Having returned to England in 2019 he is now settled in Bewdley, and so his new works are influenced by the historic towns and inspiring landscapes of Worcestershire and Shropshire in particular. He also has a great interest in the Black Country area.