Bob Timberlake is an internationally known Realist artist and designer, famous for his realistic depictions of simple living in his native North Carolina. Timberlake is also known for his line of best-selling home furnishings that have revolutionized the furniture industry with their genuine, hand-crafted character and their casual, but elegant style. Bob Timberlake accessories, rugs, lamps, clocks, wall décor and even garage doors, millwork and home plans complete the total home offering of the brand. These varied endeavors over the years have proven Timberlake's incredibly distinctive creative ability.
Chetola is a magnificent resort surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. When Bob Timberlake and Kent Tarbutton, the owner of Chetola Resort, joined forces to create a unique Mountain Inn, the results could only be spectacular - a work of art surrounded by natural beauty. The mountains have always been a haven for Timberlake and have even inspired some of his original works of art. Bob Timberlake says it best:
"We couldn't imagine a more natural partnership. Chetola blends so well into the natural beauty surrounding it. There is such a strong heritage of craftsmanship in the North Carolina Mountains and my collection has always drawn its inspiration from the craftsmen, potters and artisans native to North Carolina. We are excited to offer the grand history of Chetola paired with the classic style of my collection to the public. I can't imagine a more natural combination or a more relaxing retreat."
An artist's soul and an intensely creative spirit have led Bob Timberlake into many ventures over the years. He began his professional art career over thirty years ago at the urging of well-known artist Andrew Wythe. Timberlake has held art exhibitions all over the United States at venues like Hammer Galleries in New York City, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Frye Museum in Seattle, Washington. Known for his realistic treatment of everyday beauty such as snowy fields, a bucket of summer cherries or a pitcher full of colorful flowers, Timberlake captures the simple, gorgeous moments that give life its richness. Over the years, Bob Timberlake's work has been featured in scores of magazines and newspapers and three hardcover art books.
Not content to confine his creative talent to just one medium, Timberlake launched The World of Bob Timberlake® Collection of furniture that revolutionized the home furnishings industry with its casual elegance and heirloom quality. Bob Timberlake branded accessories, rugs, home textiles and home building products were developed to complement the furniture and meet overwhelming consumer demand. Timberlake's success as an artist, a designer and a businessman has come, of course, from his talent and creativity. His success has its roots, however, in his genuine, warm character, his love for people of all kinds and the sincere joy he takes in creating things of extraordinary beauty