Tim Thompson, who was born in Hull, England, is a self-taught painter and one of the few marine artists utilizing traditional oil techniques. By placing layer upon layer of translucent wash on canvas, Thompson is able to produce a luminosity which is rarely seen in contemporary marine paintings. Displaying an elegance and sophistication reminiscent of works by the 19th century masters of marine art, Thompson’s art is widely collected by marine art connoisseurs around the world. Thompson's artistic creations have also been celebrated in two books, The Winning Moment, a history of the America's Cup, and The Story of Yachting.
Thompson exhibits his artwork worldwide, extending from Europe to Washington, DC, and at Australia’s Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibitions.