Anji Timlin

Anji Timlin is a landscape painter working at Keighley Creative Studios. Her current work is with rivers, their symbolism, folklore and poetry. She loves to be physically immersed in the water, and paints an exuberant celebration of the living river and a plea to all to see and protect the necessity and beauty of these habitats and the plants and creatures living there.

Memory and intuition are central to her work; fleeting moments are captured in sketches and notes made in the landscape and from memories of places, moments and journeys. Paintings are created expressively in layers echoing the historical and geologic strata of the places they depict. She works with Wallace-Seymour acrylic, tempera, ink and gouache. 

Born in Leeds and raised in Bradford, Anji trained as a textile designer at Bradford School of Art. She travelled a lot, then came back home to raise her children.

Anji won the Joan Day Prize for painting in 2019 and was long listed for the Jackson’s Painting Prize in 2021, she was part of the Leeds Summer Group Show in 2022 and Win it! at Aire Place in 2022 and 2023. 

Her work can be seen at Coles Gallery in Leeds and The Old School Gallery in Muker.