Timothy Spall
by Tim Wright

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Oil on canvas

Tim Wright undertook a degree in fine art at Middlesex University. His work has been seen in solo exhibitions in London and is held in private collections in the UK and overseas.

The portrait is of the actor Timothy Spall. Wright met Spall when he was engaged as painting consultant on the forthcoming Mike Leigh film, Mr Turner, in which Spall plays the artist J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851). Wright taught Spall to draw and paint in preparation for the role, for which Spall won the award for Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival 2014, working in the studio, on location and on set. After the project, the actor agreed to sit for a portrait.


    Timothy Spall by Tim Wright, 2014
    © Tim Wright