Tim Shinabarger2013 Artist
2013 Artwork for Sale
About the Artist
Tim Shinabarger developed an obsession with wildlife and wild places at an early age. He began his art studies at Eastern Montana College and furthered his education by attending workshops led by prominent artists and studying the works of masters. He has a background in taxidermy. He has also worked as a guide, backcountry ranger, and forest firefighter. He makes regular pilgrimages into the wilderness to gather ideas for new works. His wildlife studies and monumental celebrations of big game have earned him honors from prominent museums. He recently received the Red Smith Award from the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
What artist inspires you? Why?
It is really hard to narrow it down to just one artist. It really boils down to a simular approach to their work ... Carl Rungius, John Singer Sargent, Rembrandt Bugatti, and Paul Troubetzkoy come to mind, but there many others. All of them have a similar way of using a naturalistic, impressionistic style.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
Being predominantely a wildlife artist, most of my ideas come from direct observations out in the wild. Sometimes it can be as simple as a good sculptural compostion, and I will actually come up with a subject that fits.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
Recently, Roxane and I made our first trip to Africa. We had a wonderful safari in Zambia which has inspired a whole new body of African subject matter.