Tim Allen (the Australian artist) is also another friend of mine. Tim paints mainly non figurative landscapes. Tim recently had a painting accepted in the Wynne Prize exhibition here in Sydney. The Wynne Prize is awarded to what the judges consider to be the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours, or for the best example of figure sculpture by an Australian artist.
Tim was one of the finalists ( http://www.thearchibaldprize.com.au/finalists/wynne )
I own three works by Tim. Two drawings and one oil painting. Below is a painting by Tim that my in-laws (John and Lyn) bought as a wedding present for my wife and I.
Tim has a website if you would like to see more of his work