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, the 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 destructive Vietnam War, but paradoxically, Tim was also exposed 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 which ultimately led 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 also earning his architectural license from the state of Texas in 1980. He later returned to the School of Architecture at Louisiana Tech University where his passion for design opened a new world for him teaching beginning design.
Although Tim has focused his creative efforts in the fine arts, he has also restored a one hundred year old home in the King William Historical District in downtown San Antonio, renovated his home in Ruston, Louisiana which included the addition of a painting studio, and recently, upon his retirement from Louisiana Tech, Tim built 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 been acquired by numerous private collectors throughout the country. In total, Tim's complete body of work is the expression of a larger set of ideas demonstrating a compelling symbiotic relationship between his architectural ideas and paintings.
Ruston has been home for Tim and his wife, Martha, since 1984. After raising their two children, Noah and Megan, in Ruston, Tim and Martha now live in their personally designed as well as painting inspired home where Tim diligently creates his art in a woods nestled studio.