Anji Timlin works from her studio at Dean Clough, on the edge of the moors in the Pennine hills of West Yorkshire. She is inspired by the drama of the landscape and the wild, ever-changing light and weather. Anji paints expressionistically, building up layers of colour to create atmosphere and movement, and responds to the spirit of place with lively brushwork. From the post-industrial fringes of her home town of Bradford: Auto-rewilding, weedy and exuberant, to the older, more distant traces of mining and farming in the Yorkshire Dales, she is especially interested in the human imprint which has formed and shaped the landscape around her.
Originally doing her degree in textiles at Bradford School of Art, she worked as a knitted textile designer and lecturer. In 2019 she was the recipient of the Joan Day Painting Bursary and now works as a painter and illustrator in acrylic, ink, gouache, and digital media.
Anji also works as an educator in a special needs school, and delivers painting and sketching workshops in the local community. She is keen to pass on her love of place and the power of art making as a tool of self realisation and community connection.