Tim Pugh

Environmental and Mixed Media Artist

Category: wales

“Woodland Arrangement” by Tim Pugh.

“Woodland Arrangement” was created a few years ago in Hawarden Woods in Flintshire. The temporary installation was created on the forest floor and was made from gathered site specific materials such as leaves, berries, pine cones and sycamore seeds. The materials were arranged in lines to convey or imply the suggestion of a natural ‘code’ or language with the visually striking colours and textures, highlighted to good effect against the mud background. I viewed each woodland item like a jigsaw piece, finding the optimum space in which to ‘slot’ it into shape, creating smaller arrangements as I made the installation. The artwork took three hours to make but barely lasted a day succumbing to the effects of breezes and scampering squirrels.


Secret Door,by Tim Pugh

I am in the process of digitising older images of past artworks hence the inclusion of ‘Secret Door’. This is a mixed media drawing embossed onto a treetrunk of an ancient doorway, copied from a picture of detail from Bangor Cathedral in North Wales, and drawn onto the smooth bark surface using charcoal, chalk, and paint marker pens. The beech tree is located in Hawarden Woods in Flintshire, North Wales, and I wanted to suggest a sense of a secret doorway or portal into another world or dimension; the implication or the illusion of an escape from one reality to another….

Summer Tide made by Tim Pugh.


Summer Tide is a mixed media seaside installation that was created at Old Colwyn beach in Conwy on 21 st July 2012, on a limestone boulder,  just after high tide. The artwork is made up of images of the Moon together contrasted with photographs of past seaside beach drawings, being overwhelmed by the tide. The photocopies of the lunar body, were used to suggest it;s influence on the sea and tides, and the subsequent effect of the sea on the charcoal and chalk drawings. Cut out clocks and timepieces interspersed within the artwork, suggest the pulse of the sea as well as the inclusion of other images of past temporary arrangements. The artwork took four hours to make, in perfect dreamy summer weather, with no wind, or sunblock meaning I was soon sunburnt!

Shell drawing, Tim Pugh, 2012.


Shell drawing at Llandullas beach by Tim Pugh. Charcoal and chalk on a boulder. March 2012.