Arte Astratta Botanica Collection
Handmade Botanical Abstract Art

Come See The Beauty Of The World Through My Eyes

Transforming The Commonplace Into The Unforgettable

Fine art handmade botanical abstracts by American Pictorialist Tim Layton brings joy, beauty, and new meaning to your life. 

Arte Astratta Botanica Collection - Transforming The Commonplace Into The Unforgettable Through Handmade 19th Century Botanical Abstract Art by Tim Layton.

Can you decipher the hidden meaning and symbolism behind each piece of art in Tim's artist original collection?

The artwork is handmade by Tim Layton Sr. and Tim Jr. in their studio and darkroom.  No part of their creative workflow is outsourced to an external party, so you know when you receive your artwork, it was conceived, created, and made with by their minds and hands. 

Combining inspiration from nature with 19th century symbolism, Tim Layton creates artist original handmade fine art prints that transcend time and reveal the unseen. 

Just like impressionistic painters of the 19th century, Tim Layton's Arte Astratta Botanica is inspired by the mystery and beauty of nature

His artistic and symbolic use of form, shapes, light, shadows, and tonal values work together to tell stories that bring beauty and new meaning to any space in your home or office. 

"When you see one of my Arte Astratta Botanica handmade collectible gallery prints, I want you to feel like you are viewing an impressionist painting that was made in the 19th century.  It is my desire to evoke positive feelings and emotions in you through my art". -Tim Layton

Each piece of artwork in the Arte Astratta Botanica collection has a deeper meaning than meets the eye at first glance. 

Can you decipher the story behind each piece of art?


Pulling from the meaning of botanical subjects established in the Victorian era, I carefully plan and sculpt every aspect of my artwork, just like the original painters of the 19th century. 

I use shapes, shadows, lines, and tonal values along with a thoughtful composition to tell unique and important stories

Just like Impressionist painters, I choose my tools and materials wisely.  Every step of my handmade workflow keeps me closely connected to my artwork. 

In spite of the time consuming 19th century handmade methods and high expenses associated with creating original artwork, I can feel and know that I wouldn't have it any other way.

I will use these exact same tools for the rest of my life and then my son, Tim Jr., will do these  same tools to carry the art forward. 

While many contemporary photographers continue to chase the newest and latest gear, we remain dedicated to the 19th century handmade analog methods that are proven to stand the test of time, unlike newer contemporary photographic methods.  

It is my sincere hope that you enjoy this collection and I can bring joy and new meaning to your life.



No other visual art can match the richness, depth, and definition of silver gelatin prints.  

This is why the most discerning art buyers and collectors continue to value handmade silver gelatin fine art photographs, just as they have the last 140 years. 

When you see a handmade silver gelatin print hung on the wall that is properly lit, the entire world becomes quiet around you. 

The clarity, depth, detail, and tonal values all work together to silence the world around you and reveal a deeper meaning to you.  

My pure analog film-based darkroom methods are unique in our digital world today and my workflow allows me to create gallery-quality artwork that is unparalleled by modern digital techniques.

I don't outsource any part of my process, so when you receive a silver gelatin artwork from me, you know that my hands were directly involved in every step of the process.

When viewing my black and white silver gelatin photographs, something magical happens that is unexpected. Your mind engages in a way that isn’t possible if the images were in color and you become part of the image with me. We go on a journey together and we become co-creators