T I M   S H O R T E N     FINE ART




Tim Shorten was born in Bolton, Lancs. He studied at Bolton College of Art & Design, Preston Polytechnic Department of Fine Art (now UCLan), and Leeds Polytechnic (Leeds Beckett University). He was Head of Art and Design at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys in Cheshire until 2017, and is now a full-time painter.

He currently works in association with Bailey Arts in Crewe, and with the Acorn Gallery, Pocklington, North Yorkshire. Works are also available from other carefully selected galleries around the UK. Please see
 the CONTACT page for more information and links to these.

** NEWS **

Tim is delighted to announce a new partnership with
JAK FINE ART. Unframed copies of all signed limited editions published by
Tim Shorten Fine Art from the start of 2020 can now be purchased directly from


These high-quality giclee prints on canvas will be shipped directly to you, rolled and ready to be mounted and framed.

Framed limited editions of these, as well as the titles published by Bailey Arts, continue to be available from Baileys, the Acorn Gallery and a small number of other outlets.


See the video produced for Bailey Arts, recorded in September 2020. Follow the link:


The video can also be accessed via Tim's Facebook page; search for
Tim Shorten Fine Art on Facebook.



1977 The Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester
1978 The New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1978 Elf Oil (GB) Exhibition, Royal Exchange, Manchester
1978 Midland Bank Drawing Exhibition, Park Square Gallery, Leeds
1979 The National Exhibition of Modern British Prints, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool
1980 One-Man Exhibition, Octagon Theatre, Bolton
1991 Contemporary Realism (three-man exhibition), Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester
1994 The Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, UK touring exhibition
1990s Royal Cambrian Academy Summer Exhibition, R.C.A., Conwy (several times)
1990s Various mixed exhibitions, the Lyth Gallery, Underbarrow, Cumbria
1996 A Summer's Tale, R.C.A. touring exhibition
1998 The St. Helens Open, Pilkington Art Gallery, St. Helens
2002-8 Accessible Art at venues around the north-west of England.
Featured in Cheshire Life magazine.
2011 One-Man Exhibition, Octagon Theatre, Bolton
2011 The Bolton Open, Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
2012 The Open Contemporary, Stockport Art Gallery
2013 The Open Contemporary, Stockport Art Gallery
2017 'Recall' - UCLan's Pioneer Fine Art Graduates and Lecturers Forty Years On; 
The Storey, Lancaster & PR1 Gallery, UCLan, Preston
2020 Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition, R.C.A., Conwy


Images from top left:

With John at the Acorn Gallery, Pocklington, June 2019

At Bailey Arts filming the In Conversation video, September 2020

In the studio, July 2018

At Bailey Arts with collector Chris Lee, March 2019

   Below: The RCA Open, January 2020