Tableaux Vivants & Body Painting

Timna has had international acclaim for her Tableau Vivant; tromp l’oeil body painting, notably her work for John Boorman’s film ‘Where The Heart Is’, which incorporated background murals and body painting. The technique she perfected when studying fine art at St Martins College of Art. Her body painting and makeup has been exhibited internationally and it has also featured in Vogue and The Face magazines, advertising and the Bond Film ’Tomorrow Never Dies’

Where The Heart Is  - A Film by John Boorman

In the film, Suzi Amis plays an artist who graduates from college with a 16mm film involving tromp l’oeil body painting. The artist and her siblings are kicked out of home by their father and move into a derelict house. She is then commissioned to produce a calendar for an insurance company called, ‘Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God’. She incorporates her family and friends into these paintings, and uses the walls of the house as her canvas. Thus changing their environment into a fantasy world.

“The character of Chloe, the artist, is drawn from Timna Woollard. Timna developed a technique of painting bodies into landscapes and photographing them.” John Boorman

“shots of trompe l’oeil murals and body-painting are little short of breathtaking’ Christopher Tookey The Sunday Telegraph

Painting Uma Thurman as a Wave, Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. Detail: The Winds of March.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. March: The Winds of March, Inspiration: Van Gogh & king Lear, Disaster: Death by Drowning. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’, The Winds of March, Suzy Amis as Air.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’, The Winds of March, Sheila Kelly as Fire.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’, The Winds of March, Dabney Coleman as King Lear.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’, The Winds of March, Uma Thurman as Water.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. January: Uma Thurman – As The World Collapses Around Her, Inspiration ; Gustave Moreau, Disaster: Earthquake. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. January: Uma Thurman – As The World Collapses Around Her, Inspiration ; Gustave Moreau, Disaster: Earthquake. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’, Uma Thurman – As The World Collapses Around Her.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. December: Dylan Walsh as a window, Broken Window Broken Heart, Inspiration: Reni Magritte, Disaster: House Damage. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. April: Christopher Plummer on the Mantelpiece, Inspiration: John Martin’s engravings for Paradise Lost, Disaster: Flood & Tempest. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. November: Ken Pogue in ‘The Tavern of Lost souls’, Inspiration: Hieronymus Bosch, Disaster: Plague, Pestilence, & fire. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. November: Ken Pogue in ‘The Tavern of Lost souls’, Inspiration: Hieronymus Bosch, Disaster: Plague, Pestilence, & fire. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. October: Suzi Amis as The Mythological Daphne, Inspiration: The Pre-Raphaelites, Disaster: Forest fires. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. September: Joanna Cassidy as Eve & The Apple, Inspiration: Lucas Cranach – Paolo Uccello – Henri Rousseau, Disaster: Tornado & Food Poisoning. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. July: Crispin Glover as The Green Man, Inspiration: Henri Rousseau’s ‘The snake charmer’, Disaster: Snake bite, Malaria & sudden sickness. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. July: Crispin Glover as The Green Man, Detail, Inspiration: Henri Rousseau’s ‘The snake charmer’, Disaster: Snake bite, Malaria & sudden sickness. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. May: Emma in a door in a landscape, Inspiration: Timna’s muse Emma Woollard, Disaster That youth fades away – Old Age Insurance. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. May: Emma in a door in a landscape, Inspiration: Timna’s muse Emma Woollard, Disaster That youth fades away – Old Age Insurance. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Film ‘Where the Heart Is’. August: Suzy Amis as 'Woman Seated Before The Window' , Inspiration: Pablo Picasso, Disaster: Insanity. Insurance Company’s Calendar - Insure Yourself Against Acts Of God.
Body Painting Still from 16mm film. Made for character in ‘Where The Heart Is’. Inspiration: Matisse’s icarus.
Body Painting Stills from 16mm film. Made for character in ‘Where The Heart Is’ Featuring Uma Thurman.
Body Painting Stills from 16mm film. Made for character in ‘Where The Heart Is’ Featuring Uma Thurman.
Body Painting Stills from 16mm film. Made for character in ‘Where The Heart Is’ Featuring Uma Thurman.
Body Painting Stills from 16mm film. Made for character in ‘Where The Heart Is’ Featuring Uma Thurman.
Body Painting Stills from 16mm film. Made for character in ‘Where The Heart Is’ Featuring Uma Thurman.
Scrutinized, Filmed in progress for profile on German Television, ZDF Program –‘Mona Lisa’.
Abstract Form No; I, Body painting Trompe l’oeil Camouflage. Archive personal project.
Abstract Form No; I, Body painting Trompe l’oeil Camouflage. Archive personal project.
Abstract Form No; II, Body painting Trompe l’oeil Camouflage. Archive personal project.
Art direction, styling & makeup, No; I, Detail ‘The Face’ Magazine. Featuring Katrine Boorman.
Art direction, styling & makeup No; I, ‘The Face’ Magazine. Featuring Katrine Boorman.
Art direction, styling & makeup, No; II, ‘The Face’ Magazine. Featuring Katrine Boorman.
Art direction, styling & makeup No; I, ‘Vogue’ Magazine. Featuring Katrine Boorman.
Art direction, styling & makeup, No; II, ‘Vogue’ Magazine. Featuring Katrine Boorman.
Gold Circuit Girl Body makeup, credit sequence ‘James Bond’. Film ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.
Gold Circuit Girl Body makeup, credit sequence ‘James Bond’. Film ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.
Body makeup, credit sequence ‘James Bond’. Film ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.
Body makeup, credit sequence ‘James Bond’. Film ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.
Body painting to resemble relief sculpture, detail, Kilkenny advertisement.
Body painting to resemble relief sculpture, Kilkenny advertisement.
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