After traveling the west for the last forty years I have created numerous paintings and sculptures depicting Indians, ranch life, and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. I’ve spent the last ten years studying and painting important historical events from 1800 thru 1850. The first being the historic Lewis and Clark journey, which I chronicled in my book The Improbable Journey (120 pages with over sixty paintings and sketches). The stories of fur trappers and life in the wilderness, at military forts, and encounters with Indians are all based on the journals of these men and women and are portrayed in my paintings. My art has received numerous awards, for which I am grateful, and appears in collections around the world.
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