Tim Vyner travels the world drawing life as he experiences it on the vibrant streets of our cities. He records global sporting events, documents diverse communities and tours public museums. He works for galleries, publishers, newspapers and private collectors and has covered World Cups, Olympic Games, busy national events under the spotlight and private monastic communities far from the media gaze.
He is most effective on location with a pen, a sketchbook and an iPad, and is guided by stories of places he visits and people he encounters. As a reportage artist his visual journalism presents a unique view of the passion, atmosphere and participation in live sport and culture. In 2002 he was the PFA's World Cup artist in Japan and Korea. 2008 he witnessed 24 events in 19 days at the Beijing Olympic Games. In 2012 he was The Times newspaper’s artist covering the Olympic Games in London. In 2013 he lived with monks in the Eastern Orthodox monasteries of Mount Athos. In 2018 he was in Moscow for the Street Child World Cup in May, and in June he was back in Russia for the FIFA World Cup on behalf of The Telegraph. In 2022 he was in Qatar with Street Child United and the British Council for the World Cup. In 2023 he was in Chennai (with Street Child United again) for the Street Child Cricket World Cup.
He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1988 and continues to work in education as Professor of Illustration at Bath School of Design, Bath Spa University. He exhibits regularly and has published prints, essays and diaries as well as 10 books for children.
If you are interested in finding out more about any of these projects or working with Tim please get in touch with him via the contact page.