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.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Old Pouch Friday: Beavertail Pouch

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This pouch features an actual beaver tail, split open and tanned to make a flap, the flap is decorated with brass harness sports. It represents a pouch that was made during the "Golden Age", 1800 to 1840. Years that produced some of the finest examples of the pouch makers trade. This pouch is Circa 1815 - 1835.   This pouch would have been used in the Rocky mountains by a beaver man, a trapper, who would have brought his beaver pelts to trade for supplies at the Rendezvous.