Artist Profile: Tim Steel



Ngai Tahu
Carver

Raised in the coastal town of Pukerua Bay Tim always had an interest in collecting beach materials and stone. These provided the material for his early work as a self taught artist. From there Tim has gone on to master his skill and develop his designs, specialising in greenstone taonga.

His inspiration is derived from ancient civilisation, historical artifacts and the natural aesthetics of Aotearoa. He chooses to express his creativity and concepts in the stone medium through wearable and object art.

Tim currently works from his studio space on the Kapiti Coast.