Tim Mitchell was born in New Zealand in 1973 and grew up immersed in the country’s majestic land and seascapes. His love of surfing, sailing and exploring the countryside brought him into close contact with the country's unique, rich and diverse flora and fauna. In 1996 he obtained his Bachelors in Forestry Science Degree, and in 2001 a post graduate diploma in teaching. Tim taught art, along with other subjects, in inner London, Hong Kong and Portuguese primary schools since 2003 and in 2015 became a full time fine print artist. Tim has dedicated himself fully to etching since then and is a member of the Greenwich Printmakers Association located in Greenwich Market and Southbank Print-makers Association by the Oxo Tower, Waterloo. He is based in southeast London and prints at the Thames-side print studio. He regularly exhibits annually with the Royal Society of British Artists and Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Galleries in Central London.