Using the most unorthodox materials imaginable, Tim Carroll has become well known for meshing subject matter and medium in a way that "just makes sense." Over the last 5 years, Tim has used everything from Band-Aids to toothpicks, guitar picks to comic books, feathers to peach pits, and shattered bats to pine tar to make portraits in his unique pop art style.
In great demand for his commissioned collage/mosaic work, Carroll has been, without a doubt, the subject of many conversations online and at various sports-related events for his work with butchered sports cards. It is that niche that has cemented his place in the world of sports art. Recently, he signed on for ongoing projects with the Upper Deck Company in Carlsbad, CA, as well as Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. Tim's work can be found in private collections around the United States and Canada, as well as the Sports Museum of Los Angeles and the Ted Williams Museum and Hitter's Hall of a Fame in St. Petersburg, FL.
In the spring of 2014, the Upper Deck Company celebrated its 25th anniversary with use of Tim's 2009 piece "The Kid." That cut baseball card collage/mosaic (created from a 1989 Upper Deck set) traveled the United States with Upper Deck during the celebration. Along with other prominent sports artists, Carroll was featured in the 2013 Beckett Sports Monthly "Art Issue". His piece "Change", a stunning panoramic color-shifting baseball card collage of Jackie Robinson, won the People's Choice Award and took 2nd place in the professional division of the 2012 SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Art Competition. That piece was later used as the cover subject for the Fall, 2012 issue of BlackBall Journal. In the summer of 2014, Carroll was commissioned by Major League Baseball for a piece of the baseball card art of Joe Torre. That piece was given to Mr. Torre by MLB as a gift for his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
A self-taught artist that is just scratching the surface of his art career, Tim Carroll currently doubles as an elementary math teacher. He holds a B.A. in elementary education from the University of Mississippi. It was the combination of the journey to that degree, his passion for delivering messages in a way that is easily understood to children, and his love for sport that led him down the path of carving his unparalleled sports art style.