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, January 6, 2011

Old Pouch Friday:Fur Trade pouch

This double pouch is typical of one that would have been used by a Rocky Mountain Trapper during the fur trade era. Circa 1815-1835. This pouch is made of deerskin, has short fringe as the bottom welt. Also features a leather cross applique attached with brass tacks. Front of pouch is patched with leather. A small bag ax is sheathed on the back.