Meeting well-loved artist Bob Timberlake was a highlight in my career. It was several years ago when our company had a needlework division and we had a license agreement with Bob Timberlake to do his artwork in counted cross-stitch. Barbara Cockerham and I met Bob at the local barbecue place where he frequented and had a delightful visit with him.
Following our wonderful lunch, we went to his gallery and marveled to see his magnificent antiques collection that is the subject of many of his paintings. He showed us furniture pieces from his line, and I was in awe of the beautiful Bob Timberlake furniture.
I will never forget his wonderful collection of quilts, drums, and wonderful American artifacts. He is truly an American Hero and captures grassroots America in his work.
United States presidents and HRH Prince Charles have honored him, and his awards are too numerous to list, but a visit to his website will give you the most interesting information about him.
His grandfather founded Piedmont Furniture in 1913, and with Bob’s continued presence in the furniture market, the Timberlake family can boast over 100 years in the furniture business.
Bob Timberlake is one of my heroes, and it thrilled me when we featured him in The Cottage Journal magazine not long ago. He has kept the spirit of America alive in his art, his words, his designs, and the way he teaches all of us.
He has generously offered a beautiful piece of artwork, called Wildwoods, that is being released this spring, to be given to a lucky winner.
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