Tim Pryke studied at Brighton Polytechnic and returned to Sussex after travelling through Asia and Australia. He draws his inspiration from the High Weald landscape, especially through the change of seasons and the differences in light throughout the day.
He tends to paint with oils on board, and always prefer to paint in the open air, with the landscape in front of him. He would describe His style as impressionistic. Painting is almost like a meditation; he absorb the atmosphere and let his subconscious do the rest.
He has known the landscape of the Weald all his life, and finds it very comfortable and reassuring, but it never ceases to surprise. Most of the surprises come from the way the light plays on the landscape at different times of day through the seasons.