About the Artist

  Tim Goss is a former Federal Security Officer and Sheriff's Deputy.  Tim learned to draw while recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury.  Doctor's had determined that his working days were over and gave him a diagnosis of total disability.  Tim was unable to drive, work or do some of the daily tasks we all take for granted.  His right hand was weak and shaky at times.  That's when Tim's sister, an Occupational Therapist, suggested drawing as a way of strengthening his hand.  So he began to draw, and although he has had no lessons, the initial results were beyond his imagination.  As Tim's trial and error approach got better so did his health.  By the time, two years later, that Tim decided to become a professional artist, he was able to do many of the things the doctors told him he would never do.  He has never looked back...


   Being self-taught gave Tim's approach to drawing a little different look than some of the leading artists working in Graphite right now.  Many graphite pieces today exhibit very little or no visible pencil strokes, with many artists using graphite powder, aquarelle pencils, and charcoal.  This gives a the artwork a decidedly smooth texture and look to it.  Tim's artwork takes a different approach.  He purposefully integrates visible pencil strokes into the artwork to convey texture and direction.  That technique gives Tim's pieces a grittier, more primitive feel that compliments the Texas themes that he draws.  Drawing from his own photography and pictures from clients, Tim draws mostly images of rural Texas.  Many of these images are taken in Bosque (bos-KEY) county and surrounding counties in Central Texas near his studio on Lake Whitney.  Tim's artwork has been critically acclaimed by being selected to prestigious art shows around Texas.  His works have appeared in the Bosque Art Classic, The American Plains Artists Show and Sale, Rios Brazos Art Exhibition, and others.  Tim has gallery representation from the Treaty Oak Gallery in Clifton, TX.  As well as completing his first one man show in Stephenville, TX, for the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council in 2016. Tim is continuing to add to his resume each year, as well as doing commission work for a variety of collectors.