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.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Bill Ruggie Pouch

Bill Ruggie sent me the wonderful horn
shown in the above photo and asked me
to make him a pouch that would go with it.

This is the finished pouch.
The scroll & leaf work on the pouch
matches the scrolls and leaf designs on the horn.
The pouch has a deer hair flap.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Curtain Lace Pouch with Leather Flap

Note that the strap has also been made from lace curtain material.
This pouch is made from an old lace curtain
that has been lined with linen fabric for strength. 
It also has a leather flap that has been "Poker etched" to show
an image of the King of England.

Old pouch Friday: Heart Shaped Pouch