Timothy M. Briody

Born in Detroit, Michigan

Lives & works in Dearborn, Michigan


Tim holds a BBA in marketing at the University of Detroit in addition to an associates degree at College for Creative Studies in Detroit.


While initially attending CCS and following a career in graphic design, Tim's life direction changed and he began pursuing a degree in business and was employed at Ford Motor Company.


While working at Ford, Tim created a marketing plan for his artwork and throughout his automotive career continued to market his home portraits with interest growing exponentially through the years. 


Tim retired from Ford Motor Company in 2000 and immediately accepted the position as Executive Director of the Dearborn Community Arts Council serving the arts in Dearborn from 2001 to 2005.


Tim accepted a position at the Detroit Yacht Club (DYC) as Director of Membership and Marketing in 2005 helping expand membership and programs at the 147 year old historic facility on Belle Isle. In addition to growing membership, Tim created graphic designs for marketing programs, t-shirt designs and a new 21st century website which further helped grow programs and membership.


Tim opened a working art studio in West Dearborn in a historic Victorian house featured on the home page of this website to further his interest and focus on pen and ink illustration. Tim is currently working at home in his new studio in West Dearborn.


Tim is well known for his realistic, detailed drawings emphasizing a loose flowing line with a clear attention to every detail of the subject.


Tim created the concept of the Home, Life and Personal portraits and looks forward to working with you to create a unique work of art for your private collection or as a gift for someone special.



1968 - 1969 College for Creative Studies

1983 - University of Detroit

Awards & Recognition

1991 - DCAC BRAVO Network Award

1997 - DCAC Artist of the Year

Exhibitions & Festivals & Collections

  • Art-a-licious Festival, Adrian Michigan, Sept. 2015

  • Woman's Association of the Dearborn Orchestral Society - Home Tours 28 years

  • Dearborn Inn - Permanent Gallery

  • Dearborn Auto Dealerships

  • Vatican Papal Collection, Vatican City, Rome

  • Private Collection throughout the United States, Europe and Seoul Korea.