In 2014 the Royal Canadian Mint released their second ever Contemporary Artist Coin "Canada through the eyes of Tim Barnard". The coin design was so detailed that they enlarged the initial size and pressed it into limited edition gold and silver editions. This was one of the highest achievements in a long road that began in Winnipeg in 1976. Growing up in Alberta and California Tim began apprenticing under tattoo master PJ English in Sacramento at age 14, learning the art of scrimshaw, tattoo, and woodworking. After completing high school in Edmonton he was one of the first graduates of a government funded computer multi-media program specializing in CD-Rom and Internet graphics. While attending the Alberta College of art and design Barnard was awarded the prestigious Ellen Battel Stoeckel scholarship to study painting at Yale University. Upon completion of college he was the first resident at the Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture residency program. After which he spent the next few years exploring the west extensively from Alaska to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
Through major murals in Montreal with the Under Pressure festival, Off the Hook Boutique, Nomad cafe and many more Tim built a solid reputation that gave him enough credit to organize the En Masse project which became an international phenomena. For the next several years he traveled the world producing murals in flagship locations for GroupeAldo and eventually settled in Vancouver with his wife and business partner Amanda. In 2016 he collaborated with the first ever Vancouver Mural Festival producing an epic 110 x 10 foot piece. Tim regularly returns to Montreal to produce work for the various locations of the popular modern restaurant Les Enfants Terribles who he has worked with since 2008. One of the newest locations is the observation deck at Au Sommet a top famous Montreal landmark Place Ville Marie.
Tim Barnard is extremely happy to be working with Station 16 on his first large silkscreen print "The Force" and for them to carry the very first drawings in a dynamic new direction that he is taking with his fine line drawings.