The National Post wrote that "If Hoey were any more Canadian, he would be a doughnut. The former punk rocker and tattoo artist obsessively produces paintings of proudly Canuck subjects, from Pierre Trudeau to Nellie McClung to the Tim Horton's 'Roll-Up-the-Rim' coffee cup, always with streaks of the Hudson’s Bay Company colours somewhere in the background."
Primarily self-taught, Timothy was heavily influenced by his 'adopted' Father, a painter, builder and creative thinker.
It has been said, "that one finds what one finds by happenstance." This, however, was not the case with Timothy’s creative process. He has lived the life of an artist from the start.
His first solo show at 17 served as a catalyst to drive his creativity down many paths and styles: painter, writer, musician, tattooist, and teacher. He now lives on Vancouver Island, in Lekwungen Territory.