Tim Harrisson was born in Essex in 1952 and lives and works in Hindon, Wiltshire, He studied at Hammersmith College of Art, Norwich Art School and Byam Shaw School of Fine Art. In 1988 he was Sculptor in Residence at Red House Museum, Christchurch, organized by the Hampshire sculpture Trust. He has exhibited widely in both group and solo exhibitions, including the Drawing Centre Marlborough, 2011, Bournemouth University, Atrium Gallery and Creswell Crags Museum. He shows work regularly at the New Art Centre, Roche Court, near Salisbury. Recent commissions include, West Park House, Southampton City Centre, the Russell Coates Museum Bournemouth, and Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.

In 2013 a selection of his works on paper were acquired by the British Museum, and in 2014 Creswell Heritage Trust in collaboration with the Art Fund and the V&A Museum purchased a series of six drawings. He was elected to the Royal West of England Academy in 2013 and 2015 and was a member of the selection panel for the RWA’s biennial open exhibition, Drawn.