About Me

I am an artist whose work has an intensely historical, even biographical concept to it. I see the objects that I paint through the eyes of a 18th century artist and craftsman. My goal as an artist is to create every item with an historical past with an aged look and feel to it. I made a pouch for the Leonardo DeCaprio movie, The Revenant" as well as the pouch for Billie Bob Thornton (Davey Crockett) for the movie The Alamo, and also provided other props for this movie. Early American Life magazine thrice named me one of the top craftsmen in America for both my paintings and my leatherwork.. My pouches were rated for their quality workmanship, fidelity to period design and construction techniques by judges expert in museum-quality antiques and fine, high-end reproductions. My work has also been featured in videos, tv documentaries and numerous times in magazines and on their covers. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Personal Pouch

I've owned several pouches over the years that I personally used. This pouch is the one that I carried the longest. As usually I eventually let someone talk me out of it. Presently I do not have a personal pouch.
It was made of fustian ( a fabric made with a cotton welt and a linen warp.) It  had a deerskin flap. The size of the pouch is approx. 7" x 11". It has a woven strap and a button closure.  It has a nice patina and a linen patch on the lower left corner.