Wyoming native Ty Barhaug has great appreciation for wilderness and wildlife, and he uses it to inspire his art work. Barhaug has always had a love for art and has been painting professionally since 1990. In addition to painting, he hand-crafts the frames for his work. Honors include Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale 2008 Artists’ Choice Award, four-time Jurors’ Choice Award, and the 1999 People’s Choice award; C.M. Russell Auction of Original Western Art, Ralph “Tuffy” Berg Award; the Meadowlark Gallery Sponsor Award; and placing in the top twenty in the United States Forest Service Centennial Celebration.