I was born in 1958 and like most kids, loved to scribble and draw, and with the encouragement from my parents, I continued to make art. I grew up in the military and while living in Japan at the age of eight I was enrolled in my first oil painting class taught by a Japanese man. Paint on. Paint off. I painted my first three canvasses and the subjects were a dog, a cat and a horse. I've always had a love of animals which is still an important subject matter in my work today. I like to tell stories through my art, and as long as I live, I will continue to paint my fairytale world. I have two lifetimes of images I still want to create.
– Tim Lord