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 2003 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 artist. It was in that year whilst attending an etching course with the fine-print artist Nick Richards RE at Thames-side print studios that his etching path was defined. Tim has dedicated himself to etching since and he is based in southeast London and prints at the Thames-side print studio.