I was raised in “Russell Country” of North Central Montana. My mom gave me my first oil paints around eight years old and I have been painting or drawing horses and cowboys ever since. My art has been shown in several national juried art shows and in 2015 won best of show at the Western Spirit Art Show. I heard Red Steagall in concert say “each of us has a story to tell, the beginning and the end are the same, it’s the middle that is different.” I tell my story through my artwork; I paint what I know. I’m passionate about the cowboy lifestyle and agriculture in America. I’m trying to create artwork that makes someone feel something.
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