Tim Jocelyn was born in Ottawa, Ontario. He started his textile work in fashion accessories, “the wearable art” and moved into other creative areas, such as textile banners, paper cut-outs, wall panels, screens, kinetic sculptures and upholstered furniture. He predominantly used silk and leather in his work. He was an active member of the ChromaZone group, an art collective formed in Toronto in 1981. His work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario and the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario.