I have lived with my family near Yellowstone National Park in Powell, WY, where my studio is also located since 1976. My sculptures are collected worldwide and includes a monument size bronze elk that was shipped to a collector near Geneva, Switzerland. Twelve more of my monument sized sculptures are placed in the United States, including installations at the Craig Thomas Visitor and Discovery Center in Grand Teton Nation Park, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of West Chester in Philadelphia. I have diorama taxidermy artwork on display in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
Graduated San Marin High School in Novato, California in 1970.
Attended San Rafael Jr College in 1971.
Moved to Alaska on my own in late 1971. I worked as a studio apprentice for Sculptors Tom Ray, John Miller and Joe Romero in Anchorage, Alaska from 1971-1976.
I have attended many Loveland Colorado sculpture workshops taught by sculptors, Kent Ullberg, Chris Navarro, John Soderberg and others. I have also attended several art and sculpture classes at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming.
1976 to Present- I moved to Powell, Wyoming and opened my own full-time studio and gallery.
1981-1989 Powell, Wyoming Volunteer Fireman, with an average of 400 calls per year. I am a Certified Firefighter for wildlands and state firefighting and auto extractions. In 1989, I was awarded State Firefighter of the year.
1985- I won a pronghorn antelope taxidermy competition at the Wyoming Annual Taxidermist Association Convention. 1st prize was mounting, completing, and coordinating the pronghorn antelope diorama at the United States Smithsonian Natural History Museum with all costs and expenses paid which included installation work in Washington D.C. at the museum. Thousands upon thousands of people view this diorama ever day to date.
I have won 1st place and best of show in the annual Cody, Wyoming Art Show multiple times over the years, plus many 1st place ribbons at various local and national shows.
My private collectors include, Mr. Yves Burris, president of the Bank of Switzerland in Geneva Switzerland. Mr. Dick Nelson of 1st Bank of Wyoming in Powell, Wyoming. Mr. Dick Wagner owner of Pathfinder Energy Co. in Casper, Wyoming.
Public collections of monument installations include Parowan, Utah. Dubois, Wyoming. University of Pennsylvania in both Philadelphia and West Chester. High schools in Virginia, Massachusetts, and Mississippi. In Grand Junction, Colorado, an elk monument in front of the drive at the Grand View Resort and Inn. Also, an elk monument at the Indian Wells California golf course and resort.
A bronze ram monument in the Benson Sculpture in the Park, Loveland Colorado.
Mountain Valley Artistry, Powell, Wyoming.
Powder River Art Galleries, Cheyenne, Wyoming and Fort Collins, Colorado.
Doug Towne, Art Dealer, Loveland, Colorado.
Honstien Firefighter Memorial- 2 Lifesize figures, bronze at the Powell Wyoming Volunteer Fire Dept. Powell, Wyoming.
“Ram Country”- Ram bronze (life plus 1/2) Edition of 7, sold out edition. #1 to National Bighorn
Sheep Society- Dubois, Wyoming.
“Yellowstone Bull”- Bull Elk bronze (life plus 1/4) Edition of 7. Sold out and delivered. #1 in Geneva Switzerland, Mr. Yves Burris, Bank of Switzerland.
“Mountain Royalty”-Ram (life plus 1/2). 3 now sold and delivered. Boston, MA and Dubuque, IA. Loveland, Colorado, Benson Sculpture Gardens.