M.C. Poulsen was greatly inspired by the fine arts as a young boy when his mother would leave him at the Akron Art Institute while she worked at a nearby coffee shop. At age ten, Poulsen’s father bought a 15,500-acre dude ranch near Cody, Wyoming, where Poulsen took to ranching like an old hand. Once he tasted life in the West, he never went back to Ohio. Poulsen has participated in museum shows across the country and has painted portrait commissions for the Pentagon and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 2008, he was Honored Artist at the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale.