Blake Neubert was raised in Powell, Wyoming, but lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife, Sarah. He is a self-taught artist who credits his father, Clay Neubert, as his true inspiration. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and China. In 2004 Blake was the recipient of the Gilly Fales Fine Art Award for aspiring young artists given by the Fales family in honor of their daughter, Gilly. Blake attributes his success as an artist to winning this award. Neubert also runs an art therapy program in Colorado, working with youth and adults transitioning in and out of detention and treatment facilities.
Chris Navarro, from Casper, Wyoming, and Sedona, Arizona, has been sculpting professionally since 1986. Best known for his large monumental sculptures placed throughout the country (31 in all), Navarro created a 15-foot bronze of world champion bull rider Champion Lane Frost at Cheyenne Frontier Park and Where Champions Meet, a 15-foot saddle bronc rider, at the Greeley Independence Stampede. Navarro, a former bull and bronc rider, still competes in team roping. Other sculptures include a life-sized T-Rex for the Tate Museum in Casper, Wyoming, and a 16-foot bronze of the famous bucking horse Steamboat for the University of Wyoming. He was Honored Artist for the 2015 Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, Wyoming, and received a 2015 Wyoming Governor’s Art Award. Navarro believes family, horses, rodeo and art have been the driving passions of his life. ‘’I love what I do for a living and hope others can see that love through the work I’ve created.”
Dean Mitchell is known for his figurative works, landscapes, and still lifes. He is accomplished in watercolors as well as egg temperas, oils, and pastels. Mitchell is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. Mitchell’s art hangs in corporate and museum collections across the country including the St. Louis Art Museum, Autry National Center, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Library of Congress. The recipient of over 600 awards, he received Gold and Silver Medals from the American Watercolor Society and the Loa Ruth Sprung Award from the National Watercolor Society. Dean won the Premier Platinum Award and the William E. Weiss Award, both awards from the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale in 2013.
David Mensing grew up in Iowa surrounded by wide prairies and carefully groomed cornfields. He now lives in, Idaho, with his wife and three children. Mensing graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and his architectural background contributes to his compelling designs. David studied extensively with Rober Moore. Mensing’s work is in private and public collections across the globe. His paintings have been exhibited throughout the West and featured in numerous periodicals including American Art Collector, Southwest Art, and Western Art Collector. Recent national awards include finalist in the Southwest Art Award of Excellence in Icons of the West 2014 and a first place in the Art and Soul by a professional jury.
Krystii Melaine announced her decision to be an artist at age four and her passion for painting Western subjects brought her from Australia to Spokane, Washington. Awards including Patron’s Choice at Quest for the West and First Prize twice at Cowgirl Up! attest to the quality of her work. Melaine participates in the Eiteljorg Muesum Quest for the West Art Show & Sale, and the Autry National Center Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale among others, and her paintings are held in six museum collections. Melaine is a Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists.
Born and raised in southeastern Colorado, Gordon McConnell studied at Baylor University and the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has lived in Billings, Montana, since 1982, and has painted his version of the Wild West for more than thirty years. Southwest Art, Western Art and Architecture, and Big Sky Journal have profiled him, and his works are in numerous collections including the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Art Museum of Missoula, the Yellowstone Art Museum, and the University of Wyoming Art Museum, where he had a solo exhibition in 2015.
David W. Mayer is a longtime member of the Oil Painters of America as well as a full “Artist Member” of the California Art Club founded in 1909. He is also a past member of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters. An avid impressionist and plein air landscape painter, Mayer portrays the beauty of the Rocky Mountain West as well as the Southwest, California and the West Coast.
William Matthews’ professional career began in Los Angeles, designing album covers for Warner Brothers and Capitol Records. He lived in Europe from 1975 until 1980 and after he returned to the United Sates, he ran a graphic design studio in Colorado until 1990 when he dedicated himself full-time to painting. Matthews is best known for his portrayal of the working cowboy. The 1994 publication, Cowboys & Images: The Watercolors of William Matthews, chronicles a decade of the artist’s work devoted to this subject. Matthews won the Gold Award at the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale in 2011.
Walter Matia attended Williams College in Massachusetts where he earned degrees in biology and art design. He worked in the exhibits department of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and served as Vice President of The Nature Conservancy for Land Management. Matia is a regular participant in the Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibitions, Birds in Art Exhibition, Prix de West, Coors Western Art Show, and Masters of the American West. He is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and a Master Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists. He resides in Dickerson, Maryland, with his wife and two children.
Linda Lillegraven lives in Laramie, Wyoming. She won the Buffalo Bill Art Show’s William E. Weiss Purchase Award in 2003 and the Painting Award in both 2005 and 2008. She was the Arts for the Parks Grand Prize winner in 2000, and was an artist-in-residence at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in 2001. Her work was featured in Western Art Collector magazine in April, 2008. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the University of Wyoming Art Museum, the Wyoming State Museum, the University of Nebraska, and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
Laurie J. Lee usually paints western themes—drawn, in part, from helping with local cattle drives, attending brandings, and generally living life out West. Her work has been featured in Western Horseman, Art-Talk, Equine Images, Art of the West, and other publications. In 2012, Lee received the Award of Excellence sponsored by Western Art Collector at Cowgirl Up! Invitational Exhibition & Sale at Desert Caballeros Western Museum. She received the Cameco Resources Purchase Award at Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale in 2012, and her piece was also selected as the Limited Edition Print.
Mark Kelso’s art has been exhibited and collected globally. His work has hung in museums around the world including such places as the National Georgraphic Society, Taiwan’s National Museum of Natural History, the London Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institution. Kelso was inducted into the International Society of Animal Artists, and Artists for Conservation, and has been featured in numerous magazines such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Art of the West, Western Art Collecto, and Southwest Art. He works out of his studio near Indianapolis, Indiana, and travels extensively, gathering experiences in the wild from which to draw inspiration.
T.D. Kelsey is a member emeritus of the Cowboy Artists of America, a fellow member of the National Sculpture Society, and is known for his intense, impressionistic sculptures capturing the spirit of his subjects. He has works on permanent display at the Thomas Gilcrease Museum, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Pro Rodeo Hall of Champions Museum, the Charles M. Russell Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Benson Park in Loveland, Colorado; Owensboro Museum of Art, St. Louis Zoo, the Elk City Old Town Museum, the Briscoe Museum, and two museums in Spain. T.D. was the Honored Artist in 2009 at the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale and received the Barron Collier II Award in 2016. He was awarded the Cowboy Artist of America Gold Medal for 2010.
Oreland C. Joe, Sr., is renowned throughout the world for his sculptures. His work is held in private, corporate, and museum collections. Joe is a native New Mexican and is of Dine’ (Navajo) and Ute descent. Studying European art and culture and seeing artistic works of the masters in Greek, Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, were life-changing experiences. Joe was the first Native American member of Cowboy Artists of America. In 1996, he was commissioned by the Ponca City Native American Foundation to produce a 22-foot sculpture of Chief Standing Bear. In 1999, the Gilcrease Museum honored him with a retrospective showing at the Gilcrease Rendezvous.
Raised under the big skies of Wyoming and Utah, Julie Jeppsen was educated by the world around her. She grew up with wildlife, mountain ranges, roundups, trail rides, rodeos, and wagon trains. Jeppsen still loves the adventure of the West. This passion brings her senses to the highest levels and is carried into her paintings. She currently competes in cowboy mounted shooting where the dress is period and the guns are .45 single action. Keeping a fresh sense of the West inspires her to paint more accurately and, like riding and shooting, keeps the competitive edge.
Although raised in Vermont in the house built by his great-great-great Grandfather, Charlie Hunter is enamored of the vestiges of the Old West visible along back roads and railroad rights-of-way that he seeks out during annual painting and sketching forays. His work is in numerous private and museum collections, as well as featured in several books, most notably Richard Schmid’s ALLA PRIMA II. He made his BBAS debut in 2016, where he gained a measure of notoriety as John Potter’s Anglo manifestation.
Donna Howell-Sickles was born in 1949 in Gainseville, Texas, and raised on a 900 acre farm in Sivell’s Bend. In 1972 she earned her BFA from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. During her junior year at Texas Tech University she acquired an old postcard, circa 1935, depicting a cowgirl seated atop a horse. The vintage postcard read, “Greetings from a Real Cowgirl from the Ole Southwest”. Donna was instantly attracted by the charm and confidence of the woman in the image. She began incorporating the cowgirl into her art, as well as, collecting and researching these old-time cowgirl images. Before long, this Cowgirl icon , and all that she could stand, became the central theme in the Contemporary-Western settings of Howell-Sickles mixed-media artwork.
Ann Hanson captures the heart and soul of the West in her paintings. She wants you to feel like you have been there and can reach out and grab the moment. Ann has participated in many prestigious national art shows and was recently awarded the Artist Choice Award at Cowgirl Up, held at the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona. Her work was featured in the March, 2017, issue of Southwest Art Magazine.
Whitney Hall’s oils combine the inspiration of the wild Northern Rockies and the intense color of the Southwest. Her bright horses and wildlife are a contemporary take on a traditional subject with a traditional approach to a contemporary style. Whitney was the youngest artist in the 2010 C.M. Russell Auction. She received an OPA Regional Award of Excellence in 2011 and was selected by Southwest Art magazine as of one of “21 Under 31 Artists to Collect Now.” Her work has been included in many exhibitions and auctions, and is collected throughout North America.
Terry Cooke Hall’s subjects are set in an imaginary world of colorful winds or swirling skies, often backlit by an abstraction of the sun or the moon. Always whimsical, her approach blends in bold color, patterns, and textural elements to give her works a contemporary twist. Terry’s style is a look at the West viewed through the lens of 30 years of work in design and illustration. Her work has been shown in many national exhibitions, including Cowgirl Up, the Russell, Small Works Great Wonders. This is Terry’s third year in the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale.
Doug Hall has been fascinated with Indians all of his life and is known for his paintings of Woodland Indians. He loves riding his Missouri Fox Trotters and is an avid flintlock black powder shooter. He holds a weekly black powder shoot at his log cabin gallery in Neosho, Missouri. He shows at the C.M. Russell Museum Auction in Great Falls, Montana; History Meets the Arts in Gettsburg, Pennsylvania; and the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Cody, Wyoming.
Carol Hagan’s unique vision of painting in oil and cold wax on thick sheets of glass has emerged from years of experimenting with this medium and developing her Glass Horses series. “In this fast-paced age of pixelated, digital perfection and mass-production, I most enjoy losing myself in the quiet, methodical, imperfect, yet truly personal creative process of these Glass Horses. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections across the United States and abroad. She has participated in numerous solo and group gallery shows as well as several prestigious museum shows.
Bruce Graham’s path to western art was obvious to him even as a child. His grandfather, an avid collector of significant western art, owned the famous Two Dot Ranch in Wyoming during the heyday of large-scale ranching operations. Family stories of cowboy life, as well as contact with impressive artwork, left an early and lasting impression on Graham. Graham’s works hang in numerous private, corporate, and museum collections. In 2007 he received the William E. Weiss Purchase Award at the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale.
Shawn began his career in art as an illustrator, working for clients like the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian Institute, and Audubon. Today his award winning paintings can be found in public and private collections throughout the country. His work has been exhibited in the Society of Animal Artists’ Art and the Animal exhibitions, Birds in Art, American Art in Miniature, and the Bennington Center for the Arts’ Art of the Animal Kingdom. Shawn is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists.
In 2005, Jessica Garrett was awarded a scholarship from Scottsdale Artists’ School where she took a workshop from R. A. Heichberger. She continued to study with him, and by 2007, was launched on a career in fine art. She has taken additional workshops from Chris Saper, Kevin Macpherson, and Tim Deibler. Garrett enjoys creating oil paintings that convey the feeling of the landscape through traditional representation.
Josh Elliott was born in Great Falls, Montana, in 1973. He was raised to appreciate art and is a third generation artist. His father, wildlife artist Steve Elliott, taught and encouraged him. Josh believes that we were made to appreciate beauty and he feels his work is a celebration of beauty and truth. Although being true to reality is important to Josh, he aims for creating “art,” something interpretive, something more than a good rendering, something of himself. Josh says, “A good painting, to me, is Nature’s truth filtered through the artist.”
Born, raised, and currently living and working in the lush river lowlands near Cincinnati, Mark Eberhard combines an MFA from Yale with a close personal relationship with nature. Nature’s shapes, color and textures form the basis of his paintings. “I want people to see the beauty and humanity in nature that I see. A bare tree branch can be just as beautiful and moving as a Grand Canyon vista,” says Mark. He has won numerous awards both regionally and nationally, and his paintings can be found in public and private collections including the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the Whitney Western Museum of Art.
Lorenzo Chavez was born and raised in New Mexico. His first inspirations and foundation as an artist were formed by the local landscape and the art history in New Mexico. Lorenzo now lives in Parker, Colorado, and uses this location as a base to travel and paint the American West. He paints in both pastel and oil, participates in several national and international invitational group exhibitions, and has won major awards including from the Pastel Society of America in New York. His work has been exhibited at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Albuquerque Art Museum, the Pasadena Art Museum, the Brinton, and the Gilcrease, just to name a few. He was featured in a successful one-man show at the C.M. Russell Museum and has participated in several C.M. Russell Art Auctions. Articles about Chavez have appeared in Southwest Art, Art of the West, American Artist Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, as well as many other publications. He has taught numerous workshops across the United States and is a signature member of Plein Air Painters of America, Northwest Rendezvous of Art, California Art Club, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Plein Air Painters of Colorado, Pastel Society of Spain, and the American Impressionist Society.
Mark Edward Adams was born in Tucson, Arizona, in a family full of artists. Mark initially gravitated toward science. While working as a scientist, Mark discovered sculpture and traveled to Italy to study classical sculpture. He continued his studies under the sculptor, Rod Zullo. In 2013 Mark was awarded the “Bevery Hoyt Robertson Memorial Award” by the National Sculpture Society. He became an Elected Member in 2016. His work has been exhibited at the Gilcrease Museum, the Booth Museum, the Tampa Museum of Art, and Brookgreen Gardens. He has been featured in Western Art and Architecture and Fine Art Connoisseur.
Terry attended the University of Nebraska At Omaha where he received his BFA. After a brief career in commercial art, he began to devote all his time to his first love, Fine Art. Pastels provided the challenge needed and proved to be the medium to create a brilliant sense of motion and breathe life into his wildlife subjects. Terry has achieved his own artistic identity. Terry Donahue’s artwork is currently on display at the Legacy Gallery in Jackson, WY, Bozeman, MT and Scottsdale, AZ; ‘tKunsthuis van het Oosten Gallery in Enschede, Netherland; Lovetts Fine Art Gallery in Tulsa, OK and Fredericksburg Art Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. His paintings have been showcased throughout North America and Europe. Terry currently lives with his wife in Omaha, Nebraska.
Steve Devenyns has been featured in many prestigious art magazines including Art of the West, Southwest Art, and Western Horseman. He is a multiple Gold Medal winner at the Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale in Arizona and has been named Artist of the Year for several organizations. In 2006, Devenyns won the People’s Choice Award at the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale and was an Honored Artist in 2011. That year he was also Featured Artist at America’s Horse in Art Show at the AQHA Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas. In 2016, Steve was inducted inot the “Academy of western artists at a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas.
Don was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Still today this spacious country of Wyoming and the West is the inspiration for his paintings, collected widely by those what have an affinity for the land, wildlife and the outdoor sporting life. Don holds BA, MS and MFA degrees in fine art. He is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, and the Western Artists of America. He is also listed in Who’s Who in American Art.
Rox Corbett is an award-winning charcoal artist who makes drawings of animals both domestic and wild. Instead of being loose sketches, her drawings are detailed and textural, and, she hopes, a little moody. Charcoal pencils are used for the sharp edges, big compressed charcoal sticks and home-made charcoal for the depths, and erasers to reverse the dark as one would in a scratchboard. Corbett’s work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and museums including Cowgirl Up! Art Show & Sale at the Caballeros Western Museum of Wildlife Art, Wickenburg, AZ; Western Visions Wild 100 Showat the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY; the Quest for the West Art Show at the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN; the Loveland Art Museum, CO; the Nicolaysen Museum, Casper, WY; and the Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY.
Deborah Copenhaver Fellows is a horsewoman, raised on a cattle ranch in northern Idaho. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree after studying in Italy where her passion for sculpture came alive. In the post-Vietnam era, Fellows won competitions to create veterans’ memorials. She also created many monumental portrait sculptures, namely Bing Crosby, Adolf Coors, Henry Kaiser, James Irvine, and a corporate commission for Boy Scouts of America. She lives with her husband, artist Fred Fellows, on their ranch in Arizona. In 2008, she was inducted into the National Sculpture Society and in 2009, the Cowgirl Hall of Fame for her extensive and notable body of work. In 2015, the State of Arizona commissioned Fellows to sculpt Barry Goldwater for Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.
Nicholas Coleman was born in Provo, Utah. Brought up in an artistic environment, Coleman has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember. He has traveled extensively, painting, studying, and photographing for later works. He continues to find inspiration through his travels. His inspiration also comes from the works of Frank Tenney Johnson, Bruno Liljefors, and Philip R. Goodwin to name a few. Nicholas Coleman endeavors to create a connection between his painting and the observer by invoking a mood into which the viewer can walk. Coleman graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art.
A native of Provo, Utah, Michael Coleman spent his boyhood hunting, fishing, and trapping. Early in life, he decided on a career in art and studied at Brigham Young University. His paintings are rich in detail, muted in tone, true to the remote landscapes he illustrates, and rendered in such a way that the viewer has a sense of gazing on the past. Coleman’s work has been exhibited at the Kennedy Galleries, J.N. Bartfield Galleries, Gerald Peters Gallery, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and the C.M. Russell Museum. He won the 1999 Prix de West Award.
Born in Wyoming, Reid Christie graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wyoming in 1981. He has been painting on a full-time basis for nineteen years. He was named the 2008 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Artist of the Year and National Cattlemen’s Association Artist for four years. His works are held in numerous private and museum collections including the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Christie and his wife, Ginger, live in Cody, Wyoming.
Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey is a colorist with a strong sense of design whether she is creating a signature western piece, a colorful floral, or vibrant wildlife art. She explores various media, although silk painting is her medium of choice. Cawdrey participates in the C. M. Russell Auction, Western Visions—Miniatures and More, Cowgirl Up!, American Art and Miniature Show at the Gilcrease Museum, and Small Works, Great Wonders at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Cawdrey received the Dean St. Clair Memorial and People’s Choice Award in 2004, 2006, and 2007 at the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale.
Ray Brown’s preferred medium is pencil. Pencil is a very direct tool of expression and, when viewing a finished drawing, one is able to see right to the core of the artist’s effort. Using only skillful observation, value, composition, and the illusion of texture to create an image unassisted by color is a challenge. It is this challenge that inspires Brown’s daily pursuits in his work. Brown was highlighted in Birds in Art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in 2010, 2012 -16. He received third place in The Artist’s Magazine 2010 art competition and The Best Drawing for 2011 in Strokes of Genius 3. States Ray, “Art is a never-ending struggle to create something from nothing using all of ones ideas, knowledge and experience. It is the process that is the best part for the artist and the result is what the artist gets to share with everyone.”
Nelson Boren has been a professional western artist for over twenty six years. His years of working on the ranch as a teenager and his love of the outdoors inspire his art work. His architectural training is apparent in his use of negative spaces, composition, and his attention to detail. His work is displayed in museums, corporate institutions, and private collections throughout the world. Nelson’s art has the unique ability of telling stories without revealing the whole picture.
Buckeye Blake’s experience as a working cowboy gave him firsthand knowledge of western subjects. His great-grandfather was a pioneer breeder of quarter horses, and Blake grew up traveling the rodeo circuit with his father. His paintings and bronzes exhibit a fanciful, graphic style mixed with a taste for pop culture interpretations of western figures. Blake is an eclectic artist who has created labels, posters, silk scarves, furniture, posters, and china. Blake lives in Texas with his wife, Tona, where they raise quarter horses. Blake was Honored Artist at the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale in 2012.
A sixth-generation Coloradoan, Duke Beardsley has been drawing and painting images of the American West as long as he can remember. His unique blend of modern art styling and traditional western iconography has made him a favorite among fans of contemporary western American art. His work is collected worldwide and can be found in such notable collections as the Forbes Collection, the Denver Art Museum, The Booth Museum, The Forbes Collection, the State of Colorado and the Whitney Western Art Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. In 2013 Duke was honored as the select artist for the Calgary Stampede poster. . Duke was awarded the 2008 Colorado Governor’s Arts Award for Colorado Horsepower. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Denver.
Bob Barlow, a Wyoming native, attended the Art Institute of Chicago. His travels and love of outdoor painting take him to many parts of the world. The inspiration of Wyoming and Montana always calls him back. Featured in American Artist, Big Sky Journal, and Western Art & Architecture, Bob is a member of National Arts and Salmagundi Clubs in New York City.
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.
Joe Arnold returned to Laramie in 1980 after graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2016, a documentary film was make of Joe doing his artwork on the high peaks of the Tetons, entitled “Plein Air in Thin Air.” It was produced by Alan O’Hashi of Wyoming Community Media. A second edition of Mountaineer’s Dawn, An Artist’s Ascent of the Teton Range came out in 2015 and features the best of 40 years of mountaineer views.
Mike Barlow grew up in the sagebrush country of Gillette, Wyoming, hunting , fishing, and modeling in clay. Mike’s passion for wildlife was formed early in his life by spending time on the family’s ranch and also traveling to Africa on safari at ten years old. Mike’s wildlife research in Africa, China, Russia, India, Nepal, and North America cultivated his foundation for creating sculpture that is anatomically correct and expresses the animal’s majesty, strength, and power. Mike and his wife Tracy live near the Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley, Montana.
There is a pure joy that emanates from working with one’s head and hands. I pursued that joy, getting a degree in sculpture, studying anatomy, learning to make molds, carving stone, welding, foundry work, and working with many great artists. There is magic in doing the work of art, but the real magic is found in the timeless struggle to make each work a great epiphany or miracle. My work is simply unveiling God’s hand as it relates to each of His creations from the glory of the soaring eagle, to the tragedy and nobility of mankind. Jeff Rudolph is best known for his stone carvings and monumental designs. Often his sculptures start as non-subjective abstract designs. These evolve taking on the reality of men and animals sculpted from life refining each composition until the melody of each piece is revealed. Rudolph’s work can be seen in collections throughout the United States and Europe including Bighorn gallery here in Cody, and Hines Goldsmith in Jackson Wyoming.
I have created a one of a kind chess table hand carved from black walnut resting on two walnut caryatids portrayed by who else, but Buffalo Bill sitting in the hereafter deep in thought? Priced to be together for $13,750.00