Tim Goulding

Tim Goulding was born in Dublin in 1945 and grew up in Co. Wicklow.  Largely self-taught as a painter, he moved to Allihies on the remote Beara  Peninsula in Co. Cork in 1968, where he still lives and works. 


Since the beginning of his career he has been inspired by nature, and the  colour, texture and mood of his work is firmly rooted in the rugged  coastlines, rocky outcrops, caves and old copper mines that populate the  West Cork landscape. The semi-transparent jellyfish and quartz lines of  recent work are abstracted and magnified, subtly coloured  representations that symbolise Goulding's exploration of 'the perennial  philosophy' of spirituality and the contradiction of the simultaneous  duality and oneness of the material and spiritual, the figurative and  abstract, the scientific and the poetic.  


Tim Goulding represented Ireland at the 'Young Artists From Around the  World' exhibition in New York in 1970, the 1971 Paris Biennale and the  Cagnes-sur-Mer International art Fair in 1977.


He is a member of  Aosdána. One-person exhibitions include shows with the Catherine  Hammond Gallery, Glengarriff; the Lavit Gallery, Cork; and the Crawford  Art Gallery, Cork. Goulding has also been included in group shows at the  National Gallery of Ireland, the Royal Hibernian Academy, Boyle Arts  Festival and Éigse Carlow Arts Festival. His work is included in the  collections of the Arts Council of Ireland, the OPW, Teagasc, the Irish  Museum of Modern Art, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the  Ashmolean Library, Oxford.