Tim Packer is an internationally recognized painter from Whitby, Ontario. Born in Toronto in 1961 his formal art education began at the age of 12 and continued through his late teens when he studied Graphic Design at George Brown College.
He spent several years as a starving artist during the recession of the early eighties until finally surrendering to the pressures of earning a living and getting a real job. He went on to enjoy a very successful 18 year career as a police officer with the Toronto police Service, though he continued to pursue his love of painting on his own time.
In January of 2000 he resigned from his position to pursue his art career full time. Since then his progress and success as a professional artist has been rapid. He has participated in many international competitions throughout North America and has received many awards and honors.
He is an elected member and past president of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor, and a Senior Signature Member of the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists. His work represented Canada at the 2000 International Biennial in Mexico and can be found in a number of private, public and corporate collections around the world.