Description This is Pittsburgh Steeler Defensive End, Brett Keisel from Greybull, Wyoming. I posed him where he hunts, which is up on the famous Carter Mountain Range. This is located right above where we live in Cody, Wyoming. He and his father Lane, have hunted this area for many years. Matter of fact, this is the very area that I hunt as well. Its absolute Gods Country with a view that is second to none!Around Bretts neck is a grizzly bear claw necklace along with turquoise and bone necklaces as well. He is holding an original Lancaster muzzleloader rifle that was made in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It is almost 200 years old.This painting is traditional oils on museum-grade Masonite. The finished size is 18 x 24.Original has been sold.One little side note, if you look close, you will see a small pair of buffalo tracks after my signature. This is to commemorate Bretts High School mascot and my company name.I want to thank Brett for allowing me to paint his image. Also, I want to thank my wife Leigh, for taking her valuable time to photograph all the work in progress images of this painting.If you care to see a step-by-step W.I.P.(work-in-progress)of the A Wyoming Spirit click on this link: A WYOMING SPIRIT W.I.P.Here are links to my art:Karchner Western Art Website: WESTERN ART Buffalo Trader Online Website: WESTERN ART Buffalo Trader Online Website: WESTERN DECOR Please visit our new home decor website Baubles-N-Bling for the finest Home Decor
Denny Karchner, New Port Richey, FL Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement Denny's passion and love for "pencil and paints" are gaining him increased notoriety among museums and private collectors. Over the last several years, Denny has worked closely with the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming and has had art included in their Annual Art Auctions. In the Fall of 2005, Denny had two pieces accepted into the prestigious "Booth Western Art Museum" for their permanent private collection. Those pieces are "Horse Capture" and "Chief Tosh~A~Wah." In 2008, the Booth purchased another piece from Denny of Jim Dunham who is one of the directors at the museum. In 2006, the family of the late, great Curt Gowdy commissioned Denny to paint his portrait which is the only portrait ever done of him. Lastly, Denny has been hired by Art Rooney, Jr., owners of the 2008 NFL Superbowl Champions Pittsburgh Steelers to paint many of the old Steelers from the 1940's on up to the 1970's Super Bowl Teams. In 2008, Mr. Rooney purchased Denny's pencil study and the oil painting of Pittsburgh Steeler, Troy Polamalu. He donated the pencil study to the John Heinz History Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and he donated the oil painting to the NFL Hall Of Fame, in Canton, Ohio. What an honor for a "Lifetime Fan" and former resident of "The Steel City."
Exhibition Record (Galleries and Art Shows): 2005, Bay Area Artists Exhibit, Tampa, FL 2006, Progress Energy Gallery, New Port Richey, FL 2007, Art Institute of Pittsburgh Gallery, Solo Exhibition, PA 2007, NFL Hall Of Fame, Pittsburgh Steelers 75th Anniversary Exhibition, Canton, OH 2007, Senator John Heinz History Museum, Pittsburgh Steelers 75th Anniversary Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA 2007, Sacred Buffalo Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Cody, WY 2008, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Annual Art Auction Exhibition, Cody, WY 2008, Senator John Heinz History Museum, Pittsburgh Sports Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA 2008, Art Institute of Pittsburgh Gallery, Alumni Exhibition, PA ___________________________