Jeff creates representational western bronzes as well as monumental bronze commissions. Awards include the 2007 Cowboy Artists of America’s Award for Emerging Artist, Phippen art show, Prescott, AZ, as well as numerous other awards including best of show, first place sculpture, and others. His works are in several prestigious collections, including the Pearce Collection of Western Art, in Corsicana, TX, and the Greeley Stampede in Greeley, CO. Jeff is a resident artist at Whistle Pik Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX. Jeff has recently completed a sculpture of James Butler Bonham, a hero of the Alamo, commissioned by Texas governor Rick Perry. This sculpture adorns the top of the trophy for the new college football matchup between Texas A&M and South Carolina.
In his art teaching capacity, Jeff taught sculpture at the Western Art Academy in Kerrville, TX for 7 straight years. This is a month long, 6 day a week art scholarship program in conjunction with the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art program, The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, and Schreiner University in Kerrville. Jeff has also taught adult and children’s sculpture workshops in his hometown of Cleburne, TX.
Jeff, his wife Loren, and young son Clayton, live on ten acres outside of Cleburne, Texas. They enjoy a country lifestyle, owning several horses, dogs, cats, chickens and even a goat.