Tim Cox was born in 1957 in Arizona and grew up in the small farming and ranching community of Duncan, near the New Mexico state line. When only 5 years old, Tim Cox vowed he "was going to be a cowboy artist" when he grew up. He currently lives in northern New Mexico and is considered one of the great western artists of our time. U.S. Art's "Gallery owners survey" named Tim Cox one of the top two most popular Western print artists in 1999.While most of his time is consumed by painting, Tim Cox continues to raise cattle and train his horses. He also finds the time to coach young riders who compete in cutting competitions and other competitive horse events. Tim Cox combines the basic ingredients of color, value, perspective and pleasing design with his desire to be a perfectionist in portraying the real working cowboy. This attention to exactness is appreciated by most ranchers and cowboys as well as the recreation horse owners around the world.In 1999, Tim Cox was commissioned to paint Kentucky Derby winner "Silver Charm" and a leading racing quarter-horse sire, "First Down Dash". He was the featured artist at the annual Cattleman's Western Art Show in San Luis Obisbo and was recently invited to show at the prestigious Prix de West Show at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City this coming June. Tim Cox has won the Olaf Weighorst award twice at the Mountain Oyster Club Art Show in Tucson, Arizona. He is also featured in U.S. Art and Art of the West magazines. Toh-Atin is proud to offer you the outstanding work of award winning artist Tim Cox.
Tim Cox was honored with one of the most prestigious awards in the world of western art June 14th at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. The National Academy of Western Art chose Cox's painting, "On to Better Pastures", for the coveted Prix de West Purchase Award. Cox's was the judge's favorite of the almost 300 paintings at the 2003 Prix de West Show, which featured the works of ninety-two highly acclaimed artists. The $20,000 oil was purchased by the hall to be part of the museum's permanent collection.