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 30, 2010

Old Pouch Friday: Inside of Pouch

This photo shows the inside of one of the my pouches. It allows you to see the removable pocket inside. A removable pocket is just an envelope of leather made to just slide inside the bellows of the pouch. This pocket would allow the owner of the pouch, if he had two rifles of different caliber or a rifle gun and a smooth bore, to change pockets for different gear. An ingenious invention that I saw on an old original pouch. The two smaller pockets on each side of the inner back of the pouch are used for tools or flints.