Tim Jones, painter from London, United Kingdom. Photo © Marique Knight

1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.

I am an abstract painter and creative, with a focus on the contemporary landscape. My work is about connection to the environment and our place in the world. Movement is pivotal and has always been at the core of my work.

I think this reflects my own life and journey, having visited over 65 countries and lived in six of them, I’d definitely consider myself an explorer. My art career has also run parallel with time spent in the yachting industry, which further fuelled my fascination with the ocean and the elements.

Harmony & Contrast, Tim Jones. Ph. © Marique Knight

2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?

The Tate Modern is one of my favorites, it never fails to impress me for its sheer size and presence. For me, Europe is the mecca of museums, and I’ve enjoyed visiting so many over the years. Now living in New Zealand, I’m a little nostalgic for the opportunity to wander the large halls and historic spaces. NZ is a beautiful country but there isn’t the population to demand large galleries and museums, which is something I miss.