Russell & Robert meet British TV presenter and broadcaster Timmy Mallett to discuss his lifelong love for painting, sketching and ART!!! We discover why Timmy's been hailed 'the cycling artist' and how he recently became a TikTok sensation with 'Mallett's Palette', a series where Timmy paints on live stream in front of a global audience of art fans!! We take a trip down memory lane to celebrate our fond childhood memories of 1980s TV & POP CULTURE!!! Wacaday!!!
We learn of Timmy's fascination with Vermeer, Bruegel and Dutch still life paintings, his love of Richard Dadd (English painter of Victorian era), Van Gogh, but also Claude Monet and Impressionism. We explore his mammoth cycle trip to the El Camino de Santiago and how he learned to live in the present thanks to his brother Martin, who passed away a week before Timmy’s epic cycling pilgrimage. We hear how he learned to paint via his father, who started out as a commercial artist in advertising. Timmy's fully-illustrated new book 'Utterly Brilliant!' is out now.
We learn of his admiration for other painters including David Hockney, Edward Seago and hear of a visit to Andrew Lloyd Webber's home to view his incredible private collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. We explore his 1980s radio and TV years where he worked with other broadcast legends including Chris Evans, Mike Myers (Austin Powers) and Robert's hero Kylie Minogue on ITV's hit kids show the 'Wide Awake Club'... Princess Diana was one of his most famous viewers, tuning in weekly with her sons Harry & William!!!
Utterly Brilliant!, his entertaining and surprisingly moving autobiography is out now where Timmy shares his journey through TV stardom, cycling the El Camino de Santiago and his passion for art. Published by SPCK Publishing.
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