Tim Cherry started over twenty years ago on a path to discover his expression in art as it is related to his first love, wildlife. His work depicts wildlife through the simplest lines, shapes, and designs that he can create without losing representation, gesture, or attitude. He pushes the limits of anatomical accuracies to emphasize a stronger design. He finds himself interpreting representational shapes and pushing them to boundaries of near abstraction.
He casts primarily in bronze, but feels his simplest and sometimes strongest designs are achieved when he is sculpting in high polish stainless steel and carving stone. His lines and shapes are kept to a minimum to draw in the viewer, causing him or her to become more involved in interpreting the work. He finds this connection very inspiring.
Cherry has exhibited his artwork in nationally known galleries, shows, and exhibitions across the United States and Canada, winning many prestigious awards. The University of Virginia’s Children’s Hospital Battle Building Park is home to Cherry’s bronze monument Rabbit Reach. His Whole Hog and Bear Ball are installed at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. River Mates is in the permanent collection at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming, and Roundbottomus Hippopotamusis installed in the Little Rock Children’s Park.
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.