One talented artist will take your trophy from start to finish. Rob's incredible natural gift, and years of experience bring a level of artistry commanded by few. Being a hunter and fisherman himself, he not only studies and understands anatomy and muscle structure, but also has deep sense for honoring the animal's life through attention to details like hairline, habitat, and eye and ear expression.
He truly loves this work and treats each mount as if it were his own trophy.
Excellence is in the details
Unlike many who have taken up the trade and are purely self-taught, Rob attended taxidermy school in Montana, and even then impressed his instructor with his natural abilities. He entered three of his mounts done in school in the World Taxidermy Championships and was told that his beginning work was as good or better than professionals who had been working in the trade for many years.
Learning never ends and Rob is constantly studying, researching, and gleaning information and tips from other experts every chance he gets, even bringing in world class taxidermists to come to his studio for tips and pointers.
Rob strives for excellence with every mount.
What goes into your mount?
Only the very highest quality materials are used in our studio. From state-of-the-art eyes with Liquid Lense Technology (TM), to award winning forms created by the best artists in the industry. We don't just use the forms as they come though. Rob enhances each mount, working closely with the individual hide and special characteristics of the animal's anatomy to create a truly distinctive piece of artwork.
The "captured moment" is what we are after, so the client's input is essential as well. We want to hear all about the hunt, the experience, and the memory or impression of the living animal that you bring to the piece. The form is just the beginning. The artistry breaths the life.
Rob's first priority is to produce exceptional artwork for his clients. He spends more time than most enhancing forms, detailing hides, and "reading" hairlines, textures, and nuances of each animal he receives. It's good to remember that you have commissioned a piece of artwork, and it is understood how excited you are to see it completed. Each piece is given individual attention, and you don't want the artist to rush or feel rushed.
It is best to be patient and wait for us to call you when it is ready. We currently working on items contracted in 2014.
Our clients have been very patient and have even brought more work to us, knowing that the extra wait is worth the exceptional artistry. Rob is working very hard, and even turning down certain jobs, in order to meet the demand of contracts he has in the studio presently. Although a 3-4 year turnaround is standard in some shops, Rob prefers to keep ours under 2 years and is striving to get back to that.
We strive for excellence in honor of our son, Sean - 08/28/88-09/28/12