Paintings by Tim Bradford Gorse Cottage Gallery - paintings by Tim Bradford
Memory & dreams


I like drawing people's faces then painting them back in the studio. I mostly love knackered old men and strong looking women. I used to sit in pubs, rip the front off beermats and sketch on them. When researching my first book Is Shane MacGowan Still Alive? I travelled around Ireland sketching faces onto the margins of newspapers.

The eyes may well be the windows of the soul, but the chin is the front door.

Mac cutting turf
  The Blind Dog   Maud Gonne Fishing
Mac Cutting Turf (acrylic on canvas)   sean nos Dancing (oil pastel on paper) - SOLD   Maud Gonne Fishing (acrylic on canvas) - SOLD

Patrick Kavanagh
  From The Mystical Imagination...   Girls in O'Connors, Doolin
I Follow The Blind Dog (acrylic on canvas)   The Mystical Imagination (framed watercolour) - SOLD   Girls in O'Connors (acrylic on canvas) -SOLD

Two Miles Down the Road
  The Session   Blueberry Hill Girl
Two Miles Down The Road (acrylic on canvas board) - SOLD   The Session (mixed media on paper, framed)   Blueberry Hill Girl (mixed media on paper, framed)

The Jesus of Finsbury Park
  New Years Even at McGanns   The Match
The Jesus of Finsbury Park (acrylic on charity shop painting)   New Year's Eve in McGanns (acrylic on canvas) - NOT FOR SALE   The Match (acrylic on canvas) -SOLD

A Doolin Bard
A Doolin Bard (mixed media on paper, framed) - SOLD