I am Tim Hind, an Australian living in Vienna. A former radio announcer and hobby cricketer, my painting began as a means of therapy after a stroke left me partially paralysed and with a severe speech impediment called aphasia - inability to process thoughts into words.

Besides having to learn to speak all over again, I needed to exercise my left-hand since my right arm (my former working arm) is paralysed. Painting was, in the beginning, a means of physiotherapy only. Gradually I learned that not only was I using my left hand, I was also expressing myself and began to enjoy each canvas that started off blank - like my affected brain - and bring it to life. What's more, the concentration when painting has stimulated the brain cells affecting my speech and there is a marked improvement in my communication. I am speaking again!

Present
My first paintings were rather simple drawings. Gradually I started to understand dimension, scope, colours and all the subtle aspects that can transform a picture into expression. As my work improved so did my confidence and when friends starting commissioning me to do paintings for them I felt an overwhelming sense of achievement.

 

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About Me

They say that nothing worth doing is easy. Like every one of us, I’ve had my bumps in the road. But if you ask me, I’ll always tell you that I wouldn’t change a thing. Why? Because throughout my journey I’ve honed my skills and proven that in every adversity, opportunity awaits.