I work primarily with oil on canvas or ink on paper, occasionally incorporating watercolors, acrylics, pen, digital media, and anything else I can get my hands on. At the moment, I am concentrating on creating bison paintings and prints, which, when people ask what I’m up to, I usually refer to as my buffaloes. My buffaloes are ongoing, and I will update this page as I finish more. Sizes range from 6-feet-square on down, but I hope soon to be working on a larger scale.
About Bison Restoration
I have been passionate about bison since my childhood, and am still passionate about restoring bison to Montana’s plains.
Much of Montana is arid prairie land that is poor for farming and cattle ranching, unsustainable practices that nonetheless have formed the backbone of Montana’s economy since its statehood. Most of these farms and ranches are now and for decades have been operating at a loss or are barely breaking even with substantial aid from government subsidies. In the last two decades, groups such as the American Prairie Reserve have been working and fundraising to acquire dying farms and ranches, tear down the fences, and create what amounts to an enormous wildlife reserve, dedicated in part to the reintroduction of bison. Thus far, APR has ownership or lease rights to over 300,000 acres of land and has re-introduced over a hundred bison to 31,000 acres (for reasons relating to the cattle industry, bison must be fenced in). Importantly, much of these lands are open to the public for camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing as well.
To read more about APR’s bison restoration, click here.
To read more about APR’s public access goals, click here.