At his Malibu lodge in the early 1980s, Lady Maxi walked through Lord Tim's door. He told her he could show her paradise and she responded "well, show me." So, they hopped into her brand-new, red Corvette and drove away. Their relationship started as business, with her managing his career, but quickly evolved. They moved to England and bought one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in all of England, the Birtles Bowl.

Lord Tim wanted to build "Rock and Roll Cricket," read the London Times. At Birtles, they lived the life of Gatsby, creating Hudson's Hollywood XI and staged the event of the eighties, a ten thousand pounds, winner-take-all cricket match between the greats of the game (Ian Botham and Viv Richards). He created the Hotel California in the English countryside which saw stars from near and far. Lord Tim's Cricket Arena was the epitome of the elegant, exciting, exhausting, and exuberant eighties.

Lord Tim continued his "Theatre of the Mind" radio show and was broadcast on Piccadilly Radio Manchester, BBC Manchester. During this time, he became so well known that John Bellany, the foremost Scottish impressionist of his time, painted his portrait which hung the National Portrait Gallery in London for three months. Meanwhile, Lord Tim put his pen to paper and wrote his autobiography entitled "From the Beatles to Botham and all the B.. S...in Between."

More and more, Lord Tim began to find a refuge in his art. He developed a growing passion for painting and it helped him to keep his sanity and to stay in touch with humanity, while maintaining his vanity and his celebrity. He staged his first one man exhibition of his Erotica Gallery and the critics cried "Lord Tim's is art too erotic." By the end of the eighties, art was his passion and the art world was his to conquer.