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, April 26, 2012

Two students who took my pouch making Workshop

Jeff Bibb & MaryEllen Pratt
 Both are doing fine work.
Jeff is making southern Appalacian pouches.
 MaryEllen is making pouches to compliment her husband Ian's fine rifleguns.
The Pouch making workshop is taught at Conner Prairie in October
During their Arms Making workshop.
Full information is posted below in another post. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

LOS ANGELES TIMES Article about my craft.

Some time back John Balzar, a Los Angeles Times staff writer, contacted the folks at the Kalamazoo Living History Show about writing an article on the art & craft of the American frontier and artists who practicing those crafts. Balzar then contacted me and we met at the show. Balzar also talked to several other artists about our craft that weekend. If you follow this link you can read that story.  http://articles.latimes.com/2006/apr/09/entertainment/ca-craft9

This article is copyrighted by the Los Angeles Times.