Tim Hope


Tim Hope
Born 1958
Caracas, Venezuela

Tim has been involved in some form of visual arts from his earliest memories. His childhood was spent in Houston, Texas during the “space race” 60s. In the summer of 1969 his family moved to New Orleans just in time to experience the fringes of hurricane Camille. He has called the Mississippi Gulf Coast home since 1993.

A 30 year veteran of the advertising & design business. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Communications. He also attended Parson’s School of Design in New York.

Tim has worked in a variety of advertising agencies, design firms and as a freelance designer. His work has won numerous awards from advertising and public relations organizations, as well as being featured in national publications such as Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual, and The American Corporate Identity Annuals.

While the career in advertising paid the bills, Tim has always found time to create fine art with a personal goal of pushing boundaries while retaining many time tested principals of composition and structure.

In August of 2005 Tim, like so many others lost everything to Hurricane Katrina. His art work and life profoundly changed direction. He began to focus on fine rather than commercial art using the tools he used in advertising. Tim uses the computer to “paint” with photography.