Tim Cox’s everyday experience with the cowboy life is reflected in the outstanding artworks that he creates. Growing up in a small farming and ranching community in Arizona was a natural environment that influenced Cox’s love for being surrounded by cattle and horses and the wide open spaces. While most of the artist’s time is spent painting, he rides and works on various ranches throughout the West and also raises cattle and trains horses he owns.
Tim Cox combines color, value, perspective, accuracy, and design in his scenes of the daily life of the cowboy. As a perfectionist, his attention to detail and hands-on knowledge of the cattle and horses he so loves to paint have earned the artist legends of admirers and collectors who appreciate his accurate portrayals of western life. Viewers are brought up-close and personal with the animals and people who inhabit Cox’s world. The West comes alive in his paintings.
Tim paints what he knows; vibrant cutting horses intent on holding that cow, cowponies covered in sweat after working a hard day, ranch horses sharing a well earned drink at a glistening water trough. His cattle have authentic expressions; calves perhaps a little bewildered at a branding, bemused heifers waiting to be fed, a longhorn steer intent on leaving the country, or a herd just shuffling along as they are being driven to better pastures are frequent subjects. Ranchers, cutters, team ropers, or cowhands, all of them touch his heart. Add a striking landscape with dramatic skies; clear blue, wispy pink clouds or spectacular thunderheads and you have a Tim Cox painting.
Considered one of the great western artists of our time, Cox is one of today’s most successful painters in his genre. Through the years, many accolades have been bestowed on this very talented artist, and this year Cox was asked to join the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America