About the Artist 

Tim Tompkins is a Portrait Painter that specializes in photographing and painting portraits of private individuals as well as historical figures for Museums, Painting Portraits of Patrons of the Arts for Performing Arts centers, Hospital/Museum Donors, and promotional marketing portraits for Living History communities, like Colonial Williamsburg. Tim paints fine art portrait work on canvas as well as portrait work on a digital canvas for museum exhibits and other digital graphic needs a museum may have, which can be used for retail sales in the museum shops as well as other varied marketing venues.


Tim specializes in digitally painting old photographs of historic figures for libraries and museums and presents them on canvas or electronic image files. By mastering portrait work in the digital world, the painted images can be sent anywhere in the country, quickly reducing turn around time and expense. Tim has hand painted over 450 portraits of Nobel Laureates for the Ganga Library in Washington DC


Tim has worked with the top International photographers in the Living History communities in England, France, Spain, Italy, and Russia. You can contact Tim on the PaintHistory.com Contact/Order page and send an old or new photograph you would like painted, as well as ask any questions you might have to further your graphic needs. Check out his work on the Portrait Gallery page.

artist tim tompkins
photographing a reenacment
colonial williamsberg promo
museum wokers on scaffold
Albert Switzer
hospital donors