I was born June 1946 and have lived all my life in Arizona. I worked for a few years on a ranch in New Mexico but have done most of my cowboying in Arizona.
I still love to work with cattle and horses. I have horses and cattle on a small ranch in the Tonto Basin area in Arizona. I have always loved to draw. I tried to paint but found I was slightly color-blind and so that didn’t work out well. From the time I was a young boy I whittled and loved to work in three dimensions. Once I started working with clay I knew I was hooked. I am mostly self-taught. I was able to take a couple of workshops from two great sculptors, John Coleman and Mehl Lawson, with Cowboy Artists of America. My wife Frankie and I enjoy meeting people as we travel with my work.
I have been lucky to receive several awards. I have received a sculpture award for the last three years from the Phippen Museum, a gold award for my piece “Switchback” from Western Artist of America, the Joe Beeler award from Cowboy Artists of America. I was honored in 2013 to receive the Phippen Foundation Award, and my piece “Mustang” is now in their permanent collection. My work is in several galleries and viewed on my website.