11-26-16 - Happy Holidays everyone!!
This year I'm going to be listing a daily flash sale of 20% to 50% off item every day from now until December 21st!
Prints, postcards, books, and all framed work along with free giveaways....stay tuned on Facebook:
Today's deal. ...
A nicely double matted and framed poster of the popular limited edition print "Line Dance" from Springhill Montana and the Bridger Range. Reg. $250, Now 50% off @ $125
(+$25 shipping anywhere in the US)
10-6-16 - Fall in Pony Montana - The Tobacco Root Range
The fall always makes me feel a bit nostalgic for one of my favorite places in the world, the Tobacco Roots.
In 1999, I used to live in a small cabin on a ranch outside of Three Forks just a short walk to the Jefferson River. It was here that I solidified my love for Pony and the whole Tobacco Root Range. One of my first stitched film shots, was taken just outside Pony. A simple black and white print that i gave as a gift to the new owners of the Potosi Hot Springs Lodge.
Every day after work, and every single weekend I drove, hiked and rode all over that area...from Harrison to the South Boulder - Mammoth to Whitehall, to Silver Star to Sheridan. Exploring gold mines, peaks, creeks, high alpine lakes, soaking in hot springs, and even early season hiking and skiing the Bell Lake Cirque. Years later, I took a girl I was dating (now my wife) to camp out at Lost Cabin Lake to share the love I had for this place. Now long ago, I spread the ashes of my best friend in Hollowtop Lake, and have even told my wife that when it is my time, I wish for the same.
They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder, and I have been away for too long, but can always go back by perusing the old photos. Hope to see you soon T-Roots!
10-4-16 - New open edition print release from Amsterdam Montana area
9-26-16 - Fall is in the air in "Outside Bozeman"
The new fall issue of "Outside Bozeman" recently hit the shelves, and though I've had cover shots of many magazines over the years, this is the first time I've actually ever been in it myself!
Shot last fall on a 4 day fall canoe float of the Jefferson River on an island camp. The original shoot was from a piece on the Jefferson Canoe trail for the "Big Sky Journal, but I still had tons of A-roll shots that they did not have space for, so Outside Bozeman snatched a couple more for this years fall release.
After shooting all day and night, it was time to take a little break for myself in front of the fire. The crystal clear skies of the evening revealed the Milky Way perfectly, so I set up one last shot with the timer and took my spot on the beach....
Here is a link for the digital edition of "Outside Bozeman' fall edition 2016:
And a link to the original article in 2015 from the "Big Sky Journal":
8-16-2016-- A happy customer for a big piece shipped to Chicago
Most folks have several questions and concerns about purchasing a big piece of artwork, not to mention purchasing sight unseen from my website, and with legitimate worries about shipping....
Well, the easy answer is: This aint' my first rodeo.
I've been doing this for a long time, and have figured out through trial and error the best ways to produce, package and ship my artwork around the world. I guarantee everything I produce, and if there are ever any issues, don't worry, I'll take care of it. In 14 years of doing this full time, I've had 2 peices returned for replacement, and 3 damaged pieces while in shipping transit. I'd say that's a pretty good record, and for those issues above, all were taken care of promptly with no cost or hassle to my clients. You don't have to take my word for it. Here is a recent email from a very happy patron in Chicago from earlier this summer on his custom sized piece:
Now that my “Teton river Sunset” has arrived and actually been hung at my cabin in the “Driftless Area” of Wisconsin I wanted to reiterate just how pleased I am!!!
It, literally and perfectly, completes my little place and I am ever grateful for your help in custom printing a size that fills the space most appropriately; little did I know when I first viewed the website that you offered that capability. Craig, the reclaimed barn wood framing couldn’t look better and I rest easily knowing how this particular print is backed since our climate is subject to considerable variations in humidity.
I hope that none of your prospective customers let the idea of shipping such a piece halfway across the country dissuade them from making a purchase as the whole process was virtually a breeze and the over the top attention to detail in the crating as well as your communication throughout should make anyone comfortable. The first time I saw your panoramic of “Three Dollar Bridge” hanging on Mike’s wall down in Big Sky I promised myself I would own a piece of your gorgeous artwork. Thank you for the professionalism and expertise that let my dream come true. Be well."
Jim B -
1-19-2016 -- Bozeman Shawnee Way studio and gallery closed (for now)
The crisp and snowy Montana new year has brought many exciting new changes. Recently, along with a couple of strong student helpers, we finished the long and tedious process of moving from the Shawnee Way studio to a new interim studio.
It has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember to be able to build my own art studio behind my home. Now, finally, after many years of waiting, saving and planning, the process is in motion to fulfill that dream! I will begin breaking ground this spring, and in then mean time, have gone back to my roots, and back to the beginning by working from my home shop (aka, the garage, until the new studio is built)
And even more exciting for 2016, a new display gallery is now in the works at a yet to be disclosed location on Main Street in Downtown Bozeman!
More info to come…thank you all for your support!
Congratulations Payne West! - BILLINGS, 9-9-15
Congratulations to the new Payne West Insurance in Billings!
Honored to be part of your new offices, and thank you for your continued support of my work!
It was a perfect morning to move to a new pasture - PINE CREEK, MT 6-16-16
The alarm went off at 4am. Hot tea whistling on the stove. A perfect morning to move the cows to a greener pasture in the Paradise Valley.
Staying up all night to shoot the Northern Lights - BOZEMAN, MT 4-19-15
Though this night only brought a slight hint of the green and purple dancing light spectacle from the north into view, the process of the whole experience was priceless.
I love shooting early mornings, late evenings and even more so, all night long staring at the dark night skies. There is a silence, calm and tranquility that comes from gazing deep into the cosmos, viewing a galactic history with a time and space that is tricky to wrap my head around. I also like having the knowledge that most life on this side of the earth are snoring in unconscious oblivion while I'm happily watching rocks fly through the atmosphere in a blaze of glory. It makes me feel like I'm stealing a little bit of extra time, a little bit extra life that is not constrained by clocks or daily chores.
Trust me, if you are itching for a new perspective, put on the coffee and get out and pull an all nighter.
Watch a sunset.
Watch the moon rise.
Then get lost in the stars like you did when you were a child.