Born in 2001, abstract artist Tim started painting at the age of four. Prompted by the sights and sounds of his father’s studio practice, Tims interest in all forms of visual arts and enduring interest in creative construction has led to an incredible body of work.
His father, Peter Hackett, a well-known Auckland artist, has pushed, pulled, bribed and coaxed his son into producing another large collection of work both Tim and his family are justifiably proud of.
Interest in Tim and his work, both in paint and digital media, has increased so that he has been rewarded with this inspiring gallery representation at the Exhibitions of Fine Art Gallery in his hometown and in Wellington.
Gallery Director Ronald Epskamp first noticed a couple of Tims abstract paintings when visiting Peter Hackett in his studio and asked for the opportunity to exhibit the work before knowing anything about the artist. He was overwhelmed to learn Tim was just ten years old at the time.
It is very easy to paint abstract badly, and very difficult to paint it well, says Ronald. To discover the very talented artist is so young was phenomenal.
There is a maturity in Tims work that is well beyond his years and he has an exciting artistic future.