Although Tim was born in Mississippi, he grew up in a very different world. In 1959 at the age of seven, Tim traveled with his parents and siblings on an ocean liner (SS President Wilson) from San Francisco to Hong Kong and then on to Saigon, Vietnam where his parents would serve as missionaries until the fall of Vietnam. This early life did expose Tim to the agony of the war but paradoxically to the beauty and cultural extremes of Vietnam and to travel throughout Asia in pursuit of safe haven to complete his secondary education.
Upon returning to the states for higher education, Tim discovered his love of design while attending Louisiana Tech University ulltimatly leading to a Master of Architecture degree. In 1977, he accepted a position with the renowned architectural firm Ford, Powell and Carson in San Antonio, Texas. He later returned to the School of Architecture at Louisiana Tech University in 1984 where his passion for design opened a new world for him teaching beginning design to first year students.
Although Tim has focused his creative efforts in the fine arts, he has also restored an 100 year old home in the King William historical district in downtown San Antonio, renovated his home in Ruston, Louisiana, adding a painting studio and recently, upon his retirement from Louisiana Tech, building a new home and studio in a forested enclave in Ruston.
From 1977 to present, Tim's architectural drawings, pastel drawings, and acrylic paintings have been part of many juried shows and have been exhibited nationally and regionally. His acrylic paintings have become part of the collection of numerous private collectors throughout the country. In total, Tim's work (architecture and painting) is the expression of a larger set of ideas demonstrating a compelling symbiotic relationship between his architectural ideas and paintings.
Ruston has now been home for Tim and his wife, Martha, and their two children, Noah and Megan since 1984. Tim and Martha live in a personally designed as well as painting inspired home where he diligently creates his art in a woods nestled studio.