Bob Timberlake brings life, depth, and detail to these skilled depictions. The rich textures and colors, and attention to detail, already breathtaking in the original artwork, achieve a whole new level of visual pleasure when masterfully woven into a fine wall tapestry.
Please note: Unfortunately, since the original publication of this article, the Bob Timberlake tapestry collection has sold out and is no longer available.
Bob Timberlake is an American realist artist primarily known for his watercolor paintings as well as for his extraordinary lines home furnishings, clothing, and other products. Born on January 22, 1937, Timberlake did not begin his career as an artist until 1970 or his home furnishings line until 1990.
Born in Salisbury, North Carolina and raised in Lexington, North Carolina, Timberlake always enjoyed painting, although he didn’t begin his professional career until much later in life. In his autobiography Partial to Home – A Memoir of the Heart, he reveals that he was a self-taught artist influenced and mentored by Andrew Wyeth. Timberlake came home one night when he was 28, and upon reading an article and viewing photographs of Wyeth’s work in Life magazine, was “moved to tears” and was convinced that he too was destined to become a painter. He began his career shortly thereafter.
The Bob Timberlake tapestry wall hanging collection brings these stunning pieces to life in a new and unique way.
In 1973, he held the first of seven one-person exhibits at Hammer Galleries in New York City. The first show was sold out before it opened, the first time this had ever happened for this well established gallery.
Along with Norman Rockwell, he exhibited at the Artists of America show in 1974, at the Franklin Center in Philadelphia and in New Jersey.
In 1998, Timberlake painted “White House Christmas” for the exhibition “White House Impressions: The President’s House Through the Eye of the Artist.” He was one of only 14 artists chosen to depict the White House for the exhibition sponsored by the White House Historical Association. It has been exhibited in the White House and in several presidential libraries.
Bob has designed three different postage stamps for the United States Postal Service, including a 15 cent stamp titled Wreath and Toys issued on Oct. 31, 1980, which was based on antique toys in artist Bob Timberlake’s collection. He also designed the 1988 North Carolina and the 1989 South Carolina Statehood stamps.
Some of Bob Timberlake’s most iconic pieces have now been lovingly interpreted as Tapestry Wall Hangings, bringing all the job of his incredible imagery to life in a unique art way.
Lighthouse Window | Bob Timberlake Tapestry | 53 x 38
Bob Timberlake’s genius comes to life with this simple scene out a lighthouse window. The depth of the work begs for a look through the central image, the boat the world outside. The true beauty however is the aged brick wall and paint starved window ledge. The textures and colors, amazing in the art explode when scene as a wall tapestry.
Gilley’s House | Bob Timberlake Tapestry | 41 x 63
Step back in time to a southern winter’s Sunday afternoon with a quilt blowing in the wind on a porch. An extraordinary and captivating tapestry that evokes warm feelings of yesterday.
Garrison’s Cedar – Bob Timberlake Tapestry | 45 x 26
Bob Timberlake is an American master of the tranquil lifestyle. Here he takes a massive cedar tree juxtaposed with a weathered barn. A slice of American life, this image will draw you into a lifestyle that is only enhanced by the textures of the wall tapestry.
Swan Rig | Bob Timberlake Tapestry | 24 x 63
A relaxing scene of decoy ducks set upon a woodland bed of trees and grass by the famous American painter Bob Timberlake.
August Colors | Bob Timberlake Tapestry | 62 x 26
Bob Timberlake’s lovely potted flowers in a delicate row exploding in color. True tapestries are woven works of art.
Beached – Bob Timberlake Tapestry | 45 x 31
The Carolina coastline in full sunshine with a sunbleached boat sitting ashore on the sandy beach. Lovely ocean blues and azure skies harken back summer days gone by.
Winters Gift | Bob Timberlake Tapestry | 53 x 31
A Bob Timberlake tapestry masterpiece depicting a chilly winter’s day on an American farm. Contrasting colors and textures are strikingly woven and make a real statement.
Indian Summer | Bob Timberlake Tapestry | 53 x 36
A slow summer day filled with sunshsine and water has reached its end in this afternoon summertime Bob Timberlake scene.
We hope you enjoy this truly amazing collection, and are sure you’ll find a wonderful place to display this artist’s work in your own home.