Timmy Mallett: not just a TV talent but an Artist as well!

January 5, 2010 on 8:13 pm | In Famous Artists, Floral Art, Landscape Art, Timmy Mallett, TV & Film | No Comments

Firstly please make sure you not sipping tea or using heavy plant machinery, ok here goes…I bet you didn’t know Timmy is now an up & coming UK artist. Surprised? Well read on…

Timmy Mallett began his media career as a radio presenter, starting at BBC Radio Oxford in the early 1980s and later as a children’s television presenter starting on TV-am. He would become known to millions of viewers of early morning TV for his eccentric dress sense, consisting of brightly coloured shirts & crazy Elton John-esque glasses & his ultra hi-energy presenting.

Sunflowers In France by Timmy Mallet

Many will have memories of Timmy’s actual toy Mallet: Pinky Punky or ‘Mallet’s Mallet’ on TV or dancing to Mallett’s Cover of “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” or more recently in 2008 TV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’

Rooftops By The Castle – Original by Timmy Mallet

Timmy’s love of art runs very deep & a little known fact is that he studied History of Art, as part of his ‘History’ degree, when attending the prestigious Warwick University (U.K). Mallet has always painted but surprising it was only in recent years that he has decided to ‘put his artwork out there’ & the results, as you can see are pretty extraordinary; Showing a depth of artistic talent not normally associated with zany TV characters! Timmy Mallett’s recognition as an artist is growing rapidly.

Shoreline Sunset by Timmy Mallett

He is also good friends with fellow artist & TV personality Rolf Harris (now an accomplished published artist of some 7 years) and many say they have similar style. Mallett has painted many famous faces including Sir Clive Woodward, Ulrika Jonsson and Jim Rosenthal during Queen Elisabeth’s Golden Jubilee.

Tower Bridge by Timmy Mallett

For 2010, Timmy has released some new pieces which are refreshing and his use of colours intriguing. Don’t be too quick to judge Timmy before studying his artwork carefully. Although his celebrity name might get bums on seats, or bums into galleries!, this is no celebrity cash-in but a serious artist whose talents should be appreciated.

Thanks for reading


Timmy’s first Scottish Exhibition in 2008
Official Wacaday website
Surrey Herald Article on Timmy’s artwork

Artist Bruno Tinucci – He likes rolling around in Tuscan fields!

November 4, 2009 on 12:37 pm | In Bruno Tinucci, Floral Art, Landscape Art | 1 Comment

As a self-taught landscape artist, Tinucci found his own style of painting. His style has a touch of Livornese tradition as well as his personal style of using bright colours and bold brush strokes. He has a more traditional feel to his work which never goes out of fashion and can be described as classic and timeless.

“La Bella Campagna” by Bruno Tinucci

His works portray beautiful Tuscan countryside landscapes that you may expect to see on Italian sauce jars or wine bottles in the supermarket! Yes, his paintings show us that what we imagine the Tuscan countryside to look like is true.

“Vista del Paese II” by Bruno Tinucci

“People these days are interested in artistic pieces of great value and that is exactly what Bruno Tinucci’s paintings have achieved. However, not only does he keep tradition alive but he also expresses it with an up-to-date style that shows his greater understanding of contemporary art.” On Bruno Tinucci by Italian television art critic Mauro Innocenti in 1974 at an exhibition at “La Garda”, Milan.

The new release “La Bella Campage” I especially like, for the way he has painted the flowers in the foreground with wisps of purple, red and yellow. I feel it is clever to have integrated this contemporary piece with traditional aspects.

Livorno, Italy
Milan, Italy

Let us know your opinions of Bruno Tinucci’s work.



Danielle O’Connor Akiyama – Canadian floral artist, simply amazing

July 20, 2008 on 8:47 pm | In Artists, Box Canvas, Danielle O'Connor Akiyama, Floral Art, New Releases | 4 Comments

A truly unique floral artist Danielle O’Connor Akiyama, was first published by Demontfort Fine Art publishers in 2007 and has since gone from strength to strength and her portfolio currently stands at 8 published pieces. Her new release is called ‘Heart’s Desire.’

(Heart’s Desire by Danielle O’Connor Akiyama)

What I like about the Canadian’s work is the vibrant and bold colours that believe it or not is unique to the limited edition, Floral, art marker. I don’t think I have ever seen such striking colours on floral art before and Danielle’s work stands out from the crowd

(Moonlight Lovesong by Danielle O’Connor Akiyama)

All her work so far has been produced on ‘Box Canvas,’ which of course is another reason for its contemporary feel and the popularity of this format of art form has not declined, despite some thinking it had peaked in 2006. (see my post on the art trade’s opinion on Box Canvas’s www.fineartblog.co.uk/?p=22 )

Look at Danielle’ s ‘Hope Begins Anew’ series (I, II, III) I feel this highlights the uniqueness of her work, the bold colours set against a cold white background, wow!

(Hope Begins Anew II by Danielle O’Connor Akiyama)

My message to the artist, please keep doing what you are doing, it works!

Thank you


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