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Born in Shropshire in 1947, UK artist, Tim Scott Bolton originally gained a degree in Estate Management from London University but since 1984 has painted full-time. He and his wife, Tricia, lived in Kenya for a few years and after leaving bought a farm in Wiltshire which they run organically.
In the redundant farm buildings they opened the Summerleaze Gallery where exhibitions, courses and lectures are held.
Tim travels extensively to paint and apart from Africa, India, the Middle East, United States and Europe are common destinations. He has also been an artist in residence at Garsington Opera twice and in 2016 he did a number of events to celebrate Capability Brown’s tercentenary about whom he wrote a book, ‘A Brush With Brown’.
Tim has been an artist on several Royal Tours, which you can read about below.
A number of solo shows have been held in London at Malcolm Innes, Tryon, Mathaf Galleries, Fine Art Commissions, and Indar Pasricha Fine Art. He has also shown at the Grosvenor House and the Royal Geographical Society.
Tim Scott Bolton’s work is held in many collections including His Majesty the King, Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the National Trust, and many other private collections.
Reflections on Angling and Painting by Tim Scott Bolton
Tim Scott Bolton has, from an early age, with both rod and paint box, mucked about in, on, or beside water.
In A Brush with Rivers, he visits Kenya, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Ireland, and Russia – but most of the waters covered are the glorious salmon rivers of Scotland and the crystal-clear chalk streams of southern England.
Now in his reflective mid-70s, Tim has brought together fifty years of memoirs, largely from diaries, and the anecdotes and quotes of others, to create a fascinating and wide-ranging book, delightfully illustrated by his oils and watercolours. The river plans of a number of salmon rivers he has created over the years are also included and the resulting book is both a good read and something of beauty.
Tim has had the privilege of serving as the official artist during three overseas state tours. He was invited to join the King and Queen on their inaugural Royal Tour of Germany in early 2023, and previously he had accompanied the Prince of Wales during his tours of Egypt & Jordan in 2021 and Europe in 2017.
Tim Scott Bolton has painted over 60 Capability Brown landscapes and other settings across the UK for an exhibition in 2016 ahead of the Capability Brown festival and for the release of his book ‘A Brush with Brown’.
“From childhood, I have been passionate about the great country houses, many of which were abandoned and dilapidated in the 1950s when I explored them with my mother. I became a full-time artist over 40 years ago and this has allowed me to professionally indulge myself by painting them”. Tim Scott Bolton
All of Tim’s artworks (where unsold) are available to purchase and can also be custom framed. If you would like to enquire about any of Tim’s paintings or prints that you see on our website, you can do so via the contact page or using the form on pages featuring his work.