This came up as a memory so this is the very last one today! A lot of Tim's work is up for sale which funds a foundation for students at college. If you want to see more of his work go to - https://vads.ac.uk/collections/TM.html

You may respond to this page if you're interested in purchasing a print and I'm sure the people who handle that will give you all the information you need. Now to answer one of Martin Barrett 's comments. '

TIM MARA: On the comparisons with Richard Hamilton he says:
"I knew that the pop thing was going on - screen printing was there, photography was there, the everyday objects were there - but I was much more interested pictorially in Velasquez and Vermeer. These prints had much more to do with painting. Just because I was using imagery that was contemporary and easily read, because I was trying to speak to the person who was looking at the picture, didn't mean that my prints were related to Richard Hamilton's collages".

"People used to say that they were like Hamilton's collages, which I used to resent, because I thought they were nothing like them. I would use imagery that was easily read, because I was trying to speak to the person who was looking at the picture but was more interested in Della Francesca and Velasquez or Vermeer. I like the constancy of life, like Shakespeare in modern dress - you can take Shakespeare again and again and just change a few things and it's still totally relevant. You can still learn from it and I suppose it's to do with the continuum of what people do".

JOHN HEWITT: 'My friend and colleague Tim Mara died twenty years ago today. Angela Flowers described him as 'the most distinguished printmaker of his generation.' His talent and commitment was recognised early on; the Tate gallery bought his student works and he had a one man show at the ICA in the year of his graduation. He had a tremendous belief in the art of printmaking, and became a persuasive ambassador for the subject as head of print at Chelsea School of Art and subsequently as professor of printmaking at the Royal College of Art. He was an insightful, inquisitive and inspirational teacher and mentor. His sudden death at the age of 48 was a shocking loss to the art school and to the art world, and much more so to his family and friends. Tim's screen prints were multilayered in concept and in method. There was no photoshop or digital imaging back then and every stencil was individually processed, either photographically or through intricate paper cutting. Sometimes his images would demand as many as sixty separate printings. He once said that printmaking should be spelt with a capital M. He was indeed the most distinguished printMaker of his generation. Still warmly remembered and sadly missed'. Tim's collected works can be viewed at graduation dresses for college https://vads.ac.uk/collections/TM.html @emilygmara @alicemaraceramics # timamara # printmaking # genius # artschool # royalcollegeofart # screenprint # instituteofcontemporaryart # angelaflowers # fineprints # print