Biography

Education:

  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming Master of Fine Arts 1981
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming Bachelor of Fine Arts 1974
  • Sheridan College, Sheridan, Wyoming 1971
  • Teaching Leatherwork (Hand-carving and construction):
  • Museum demonstrations and lectures: The Brinton Museum 2017-present
  • Museum demonstrations and lectures: King’s Museum, Sheridan, WY 1990-2017
  • Seminars and Classes: Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show 2015-2017
  • Seminars and Classes: Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara, Japan 2006
  • Leather Design Classes: University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 2004
  • Seminar and Classes: Gathering of the Masters, Sheridan, WY 2002
  • Seminar and Classes: Gene Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA 1997-1998

Work Experience:

Please note that my two careers (Leatherworker and Artist) are concurrent. I have always employed my Leather shop and Art studio simultaneously.

The Brinton Museum Leather Shop - Master Artisan 2017- present
Custom Leatherwork: Kings Saddlery, Sheridan, Wyoming 1990-2017
Artist: The Brinton Museum, Bighorn, Wyoming 2010 - present
Artist: Bighorn Galleries, Cody, Wyoming and Tubac, Arizona 2007-2010
Artist: Bradford Brinton Gallery, Big Horn, Wyoming 1995-2010
Artist: Kyle Belding Gallery, Denver, Colorado – Design and Fine Art 1985-1995
Artist: London & Edinburgh Trust – (Large mural in San Diego, CA) 1989-1990
Design and fabrication: Tile Art Company, Denver, CO 1987-1988
Freelance Artist :  Fine Art (Reiss Gallery, Denver, Colorado) and Leatherwork for Kings Saddlery 1984-1989
Curator of Exhibits - University of Wyoming Art Museum 1982-1984
Design, Preparation and Installation of Museum exhibits
Cultural Outreach Coordinator, Scheduling and Publications
Teaching Assistant - Design Program, UW Art Department 1978-1981
Leatherwork – Piecework for Kings Saddlery, Sheridan, Wyoming 1973-1981
Irrigator (ranch work) Steerhead Ranch, Buffalo, Wyoming 1971-1978
Leatherwork - Ernst Saddlery, Sheridan, Wyoming 1969-1971