Tim Cox's depiction of the contemporary west with its glorious skies, rugged cowboys, hard working ranchers, the cattle they raise, good horses, and wide open spaces has been giving viewers a thrill for many years. As an artist, Tim strives to create memorable original oil paintings. Many are available as Limited or Open Edition Prints, Posters, Artist's Proofs, Canvas Transfers, Giclées and Calendars.
Tim is a fourth generation Arizonan born in 1957 and raised in the farming and ranching community of Duncan, Arizona near the New Mexico state line. He now resides outside of Bloomfield, New Mexico, where he continues to raise a few cattle and train horses with his daughter Calla and wife Suzie. While most of his time is consumed by painting, Tim regularly rides and works on various ranches throughout the West.
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. 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.
Tim has been painting professionally since 1975 and has received numerous awards including
- 2003 "Prix de West Purchase Award"
- "Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award" in 2004 and 2007 from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
- "Will Rogers Western Artist Award" for Artist of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists
- "Olaf Wieghorst Best of Show Award" from the Mountain Oyster Club three times.
- Tim was voted into U.S. Art Magazine's "Print Hall of Fame" in 2000 and in 2008
- Decor Magazine listed him as one of the fourteen "Most Enduring and Successful Poster Artists."
- Tim's work hangs in the permanent collections of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, The Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia and in the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
- "Ayudando Siempre Alli Award" from the New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association