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, May 19, 2011

Old Pouch Friday: Heart Shaped Pouch

Here is a nice representation of a Heart Shaped Pouch made from calfskin. It is accompanied by an original horn. You can see good wear and repairs on the edge of the curved flap and along the stitching near the button closure. Note how the priming horn is hung from a leather thong. I hang most of the priming horns that I attach to a pouch in this manner. Pouch also features small game straps.