Artist: Lance DuBois
Lance DuBois is a western sculptor, painter, illustrator, knife maker, and cowboy poet. He is a fifth generation Montanan, who was born in Great Falls, Montana. He attended college at MSU in Bozeman and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. After graduating from college, he worked building log homes in the Bozeman and Big Sky area for many years. He learned knowledge of the foundry business from North West Art Casting in Bozeman, where he worked for 23 years as a metal chaiser and welder. He and his wife are retired now, and live in the Great Falls area, on the Sun River. Lance keeps busy pursuing his art, knife-making, and he enjoys writing cowboy poetry, which is mostly humorous and historical. His themes are western and wildlife, and his portraits derive from photos he has taken. He plans to eventually illustrate a book of poetry and storytelling. He feels a deep sense of gratitude to his wife, Billy, and daughters, Mica and Sage, and their families for their continued support of his creative efforts in art. He loves spending time with his 5 grandchildren, who are the light and joy in his life, as Poppa. Friends and artists he has known over the years have been very encouraging as well. This has created a positive chain of hope, through a renewed faith and confidence about his art. His art depicts honor and respect for the history of Montana and the legends, humor, and romance of the West.