Tim Cherry resides in Branson, Missouri, yet his creative journey started much farther north of the Ozarks. Canadian born, Cherry worked as a fishing and hunting guide before the age of 20. He explored many miles on horseback in the remote northern areas of British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. His experiences and interactions with wildlife as an outdoor enthusiast and taxidermist will influence his work for a lifetime.
For over 30 years, Cherry has continued to show and appear in nationally recognized art shows, museums, galleries and publications. He was a featured artist at Best of the Best — Woolaroc Museum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Masters of the American West — Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California; Night of Artists — Briscoe Museum in San Antonio, Texas; Quest for the West — Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana and Western Visions — National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. Cherry has received several prestigious national sculpture awards. In 2001 at the Prix de West he was awarded the James Earl Fraser Sculpture Award and in 2010 he designed the show’s collectors’ bolo. Recent articles about Cherry have appeared in Cowboys and Indians, Western Art Collector and Western Art & Architecture.
Cherry has numerous public installations placed throughout the nation, most recently: three pieces added to the Garvan Woodland Gardens — bringing the total number of Cherry’s pieces there to eight; three pieces added to the Joplin Rotary Sculpture Garden in Mercy Park, Joplin, Missouri — bringing the total number of Cherry sculptures there to five; plus the addition of a hippopotamus sculpture to the Benson Sculpture Park in Loveland, Colorado — bringing to three the Cherry sculptures there.