With the belief that observational figurative painting has a place in contemporary art, he has won prestigious painting prizes.
In 2014 he was awarded the Gordon Hulson Prize for “Draughtsmanship, Variety & Exploration.” Since then he has been selected for inclusion in high-profile gallery exhibitions including; the Columbia Threadneedle Prize, The National Open Art Comp, the ING Discerning Eye, The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize. and this year was selected by Grayson Perry for the main room at the Royal Academy’s Summer Show.
Moved by the disquiet of the abandoned building, a forgotten space, a night time petrol station or an empty shop, Tim Goffe’s painterly style is a balance of precision and expressive mark-making, which has developed from his desire to translate into oil paintings the emotional effects light can evoke. He looks for beauty in the ordinary, and inspiration in the mundane.