Introduction to my 'Flick n Click' website

Flick represents the flick of my paint brush used to create canal art decoration and Click represents the shutter button on my camera. That's me, Tim Whitelock, in the picture. Both canal art and photography are hobbies I like to share with others by teaching, selling at craft shows and talks.

I originally trained as a Furniture Designer/Cabinet Marker at the London College of Furniture in the 1970s. When I finished there the country was in recession so after working as a Technician in the Building Department of Hackney College for a few years, I went back to college and trained as a Design & Technology teacher. My first teaching position was at East Bergholt, Suffolk. I then moved to a school at Brentwood in Essex where I spent almost thirty years. There I taught Design & Technology but specialised in Graphics to A Level. I enjoyed holidays and visits to canals.

Tim painting


How did I become interested in canals and associated subjects?

Canal Art

How did I become interested in Canal Art and develop my painting skills?


When did I become interested in photography and what type of pictures interest me?


Information in this website is written by me and all views are my own. None of the information represents the views of other individuals or organisations. If you find any mistakes I would welcome your feedback by email.

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