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.