Tim White is a British science fiction and fantasy artist, whose main focus is on commissioned artwork, primarily for book covers and magazine illustrations. As one of his generation's most successful fantasy artists, Tim White's paintings have become widely recognizable through their appearance on numerous book covers worldwide. Born in Kent (1952), Tim White joined the Medway College of Art in 1968, where his unique detailed style was allowed to develop without commercial pressure, and he completed his course there in 1972. Leaving art college, Tim worked in several advertising studios. In 1974 his work was first used commercially on the cover of Arthur C. Clarke's The Other Side of the Sky, and since then, Tim White has produced more than one hundred book covers for many famous authors.
Tim White's work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and anyone with a selection of science fiction works will doubtless have encountered his illustrations. Aside from book covers and magazine illustrations, his work has appeared in and on: computer games and animation, TV adverts, CD covers, video covers, trading cards, postcards, prints and even puzzles. Several anthologies of his work have been published.
Please visit the Artists UK. There you will be able to purchase Tim White's fantasy art prints and posters - signed by the artist.
Art Books: 1. The Science Fiction and Fantasy World of Tim White. 2. Chiaroscuro: The Art of Tim White. You can buy these books from Amazon.com please use the link below.
Note: All artwork and images copyright © Tim White. Please do not use images without the permission.
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Book Description: Tim White's paintings give shape to the fantastic, to the might have been and what still could happen. With it's frequently optimistic tone and obsessive attention to detail, White's art offers a convincing landscape of the imagination. A collection of White's vivid commercial works spanning a decade... the captivating paintings that transport the viewer from the outwardly familiar to the alien skies."
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Chiaroscuro: The Art of Tim White by Tim White
Book Description: Travel with artist Tim White to the far ends of the imagination on the wings of more than 100 works most never before published in volume form. Using inventive photographic techniques to enhance his images, and experimenting with the infinite possibilities of color, he produces striking, sometimes haunting results. Among the very special paintings included are an alternative cover for William Gibson's classic cyberpunk novel Neuromancer; and the original roughs for the covers of Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy. Chiaroscuro is the second volume of Tim White's collected works.
From Publishers Weekly: Renowned cover artist Tim White presents 105 of his fantasy paintings in Chiaroscuro, showcasing his impressive breadth of style: futuristic land- and spacescapes, urban and pastoral, peopled and unpeopled; humans, aliens and winged, four-footed, scaled and mechanized creatures; scenes of beauty, devastation, horror and, always, wonder. Paintings include the cover from Clive Barker's Weaveworld and Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy.© Cahners Business Information, Inc.