Tim grew up in an old southern coal mining and farm town with a population of about 300 in a good year. He became involved in fishing and hunting at a very young age, but he didn’t shoot his first flintlock muzzleloader until the year 1997. He was hooked from day one!|
Having always been a “history buff”, Tim's new found love for flintlock muzzleloaders made him become a student of 18th century history. He decided to expand his love of history and became involved in living history interpretation and historical trekking.
Even though Tim primarily attends French & Indian War events, which is where his passion is, he has attended Revolutionary War and War of 1812 events. He currently has three different personas: Native American (Kaskaskia), Courier de Bois (French Voyageur), and Longhunter. He is passionate about all three of these personas, which makes it difficult to determine which persona to do from event to event.
Tim has had the honor of modeling for incomparable artists, Andrew Knez Jr. and John Buxton, for oil paintings. Check out “Water For The Sentry” by Andrew Knez Jr. He has also had the honor of being filmed for two different documentaries. The most recent being for the upcoming documentary, “Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West.” These have all been humbling experiences.
Tim is proud to say that he is the author of a book titled “The Ferguson Rifle - Could Have Changed The American Revolution.” He is currently working on his second book titled “Shadows In The Forest – Woodland Warriors of the Mississippi Valley“. Check the Warrior's Trail website often for updates on this endeavor.
After several years of being a living history interpreter, Tim took up the hobby of digital art. He began applying different effects (layers) to various digital photographs that were taken at living history events throughout the eastern United States. He applies different effects, to the images, until he gets the desired outcome he's looking for. Each individual image dictates which effects are applied. After receiving a lot of positive feedback, Tim decided to make prints available for sale.
Tim's website is Warrior's Trail (www.warriorstrail.com).
Contact Tim Jarvis at:
3401 N. Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948
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