|Birth place or City of origin:||Calgary Alberta|
|State of origin:||Canada|
|Last known City:||Branson|
|Last known State:||MO|
“Animals have personalities that make me smile, and that is what I try to convey through my work”, says Tim Cherry of his wildlife sculptures. A job as an outfitting guide in British Columbia, the Yukon and Northwest territories, when he was still a teenager, provided him close contact with moose, bear and other animals that he now sculpts. To further explore his interest in wildlife, he studied animal anatomy with a taxidermist whose own sculpture inspired Cherry to try his hand.
As a sculptor of animals, both influenced more by art nouveau than strict realism, which is evident in the abstract shapes of his playful, stylized works. His sculptures’ smooth finishes lend themselves to a variety of patinas, adding interest and individuality to his creatures.
Biography courtesy of the Eiteljorg Museum (www.Eiteljorg.org)
Tim Cherry's sculptures are inspired by aspects of Art Nouveau and love for wildlife. His years of experience as a professional guide in the wilderness of northern Canada have inspired him to create artistic interpretations of wildlife.
"My sculptural approach is to combine simplified geometric shapes and lines to create flowing curvilinear forms. I enjoy orchestrating these elements into a sculpture that is unique and strong in design is my primary goal".
Cherry was born in Calgary Alberta, Canada and raised in Nelson and Prince George, British Columbia. He now lives in Branson Missouri with his wife Linda and daughter Amber.
Cherry has exhibited artwork in nationally know shows and exhibitions, winning several prestigious awards. He shows his sculptures in galleries across the United States and Canada. In 2007 he won the Gold Medal and Maurice B Hexter Prize for Flea Flicker at the National Sculpture Society's 77th annual exhibition.
He is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, and a member of the National Sculptor's Guild and the Society of Animal Artists.
Tim Cherry is represented by Astoria Fine Art. Jackson, Wyoming, Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas and McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Bio from Autry National Center