Jim Tinley was a Porthleven-based artist and art teacher who spent three decades recording the characters in and around his home of Porthleven in pencil and oil. From the 1970s through to the late 1990s Jim created hundreds of paintings and drawings of local people. Jim Tinley passed away in November 2018. Jim was an art teacher at Helston School and the founder of a community art movement in Porthleven which he started with other artists in The Breageside Studios.
Jim’s wife Sue, his friends and family are partnering with us to gather his most important work from homes all round the UK.
Jim’s work will be displayed in Porthleven at a FREE Jim Tinley Retrospective Exhibition between the 24th of July and the 1st of August at the Old Artist Studios warehouse on Mount Pleasant Road, Porthleven, TR13 9JS.
Open 10am-4pm and 6-8pm.
There will also be a coffee table book produced of Jim’s work.