'Tim Lane is inspired by the colourful and fascinating ceremonial rites of ancient cultures; how they celebrate the cycle of life and their provisions for death and the afterlife. Other elements of these rites: the music, the transforming quality of performance and characterful faces, can be seen to influence Tim’s paintings. He also explores the idea of faded glory and the fragility of life and civilization. Tim’s anachronistic style takes especially strong influence from classic literature and mythologies and it is this that gives his art its narrative quality. He concentrates on fine art painting and drawing, in which he enjoys great creative freedom in terms of both style and subject matter.'