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.

Sunday, August 5, 2012


 Karen Pease & Chuck Brownewell Ribbon winners!!!!!! 
Both of these great students took my pouch workshop at Conner Prairie. 
It was a pleasure having you both in the class.
Karen Pease won with her pouch.
Chuck Brownewell won a ribbon with a pouch and Horn combo set.

I believe that brings to eight the number of students 
who have have won ribbons at Dixon's 
after taking my pouch class

If you haven't signed up for the workshop, don't delay. 
Classes fill up rapidly.
The workshop is October 6-12th.
Click on the link below to find out more about the classes offered and how to register.